The Adult 2016-2017 Leadership Logan Class has begun. The participants will be learning about the great wealth of natural resources, people, and organizations that make the quality of life in Logan County second-to-none. Logan County, rich in heritage, tradition and natural beauty, offers residents an array of services, entertainment, and opportunities for growth and fellowship.
From Logan County’s original land mass, 28 counties have been formed in whole or in part; regional, state, and national leaders have emerged; the Great Revival of 1800 took place; a colony of Shakers made their home; colleges were formed; rich soils have resulted in a strong agricultural economy; four incorporated cities have grown in size and diversity, and we are now making our way through the 21st Century.
Basically, Leadership Logan is an experience more than some sort of class or lecture. There are themed days — such as taking a look at local history, how government works, the importance of agriculture, tourism, human services, and an intense look at Logan’s industry just to name a few — and there is also the camaraderie of those in the class with whom you share the experience of Leadership Logan. Most of all, though, the point of the class is to equip current and future leaders with the knowledge of the place they call “home.”
A student from each High School is selected and enrolled to join this class. Russellville High School announced that Tara Gilbert is the Senior Student Representative from Russellville Junior/Senior High School.
Also, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce has begun the 2016-2017, Youth Leadership Logan which includes local students from the 10th grade.
This Youth Leadership Logan Program is a program developed by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce that offers a vast array of community insight for individuals who desire to play a significant role in the development, growth, and activity of our county youth.
In order to create community activism and involvement among the youth of the county, 7 students from Logan County and seven Russellville High School Sophomore Students were invited to participate in the Youth Leadership Logan Program. The program is designed to mirror the Adult Leadership Logan Program.
These students must demonstrate leadership in school, community and/or church activities, express an interest in furthering their knowledge of the Logan County area, commit to attendance to all sessions, and must have parental approval to participate.
This is an excellent opportunity for our students and will be great for their resumes, college applications, GSP, etc. This year’s seven selected participants from Russellville Junior/Senior High School for the Youth Leadership Logan include the following: Maleah Buckner, Katie Holloman, Elly Myers, Jacob Naylor, Ethan Paul, Anna Shoulders, and Shawn Steele.