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Twenty-five fourth and fifth grade students from WSD participated in this year’s Leadership Challenge for Elementary Schools at the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center and the Huntsman School of Business on the Utah State University campus in Logan.
“We had an absolutely amazing day,” observed fifth grade teacher, Chris McIntosh. “The kids were able to work through several hours of interactive leadership simulations, discussions, and games. There were many smiles and giggles, serious thoughts and discussions, and a ton of joyful learning.”
This is the second year that WSD’s students have attended the event. To be eligible to participate, interested students submitted a letter of intent and resume, collected three letters of recommendation, and were interviewed by fifth grade teachers. Once selected, the students and their teachers made the 2-hour drive to the USU campus for an extraordinary day of leadership training and experiential learning.
“I was impressed with our students and their willingness to work hard, meet new people, and help clean up,” says Chris. “We received numerous compliments on their amazing behavior!”
To add to the experience, students were also able to tour the USU Library, have lunch in the Student Services Center, explore the campus, and tour the Aggie Chocolate Factory!