Bulldog Reps attend leadership seminar

Published 11:15 pm Friday, April 30, 2010

The Bulldog Representatives of Pike County High School attended a leadership seminar at Troy University Friday.

“This seminar is about encouraging students to become involved in their first year of college,” said Lydia Ellis, PCHS teacher, and sponsor for the Bulldog Representatives.

The day started with a tour of the university, which Ellis said focused on showing the PCHS juniors and seniors different ways they can rise up as leaders early in their college careers.

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After the tour, the group of exceptional students gathered at a meeting room in the Trojan Center and listened to the seminars’ keynote speaker, Dr. John Kline.

Ellis and her fellow Bulldog Representatives sponsor and teacher, Amy Stubblefield, both described the speech as nothing short of “Amazing.”

Kline, the director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Troy University directed some activities and exercises and advised the students on how to be effective leaders.

Afterwards, a panel of Troy University students had a question and answer session with the high-schoolers. Topics ranging from living conditions in dorms to extracurricular activities were discussed.

Assistant District Attorney Tom Anderson talked to the group as well saying the keys to leadership are professionalism, preparedness and the willingness to lead by example.

Ellis said the Bulldog Representatives are ambassadors for PCHS and the “pride and joy” of the student body. Each member of the group is required to have a certain grade point average and undergo an interview process with teacher evaluations to gain admittance.