By Marcus Brady
One small class of 20 people from Eastern Shore District High have been making a positive impact on our community over the past semester. Leadership 12 is a course that focuses on growing the students into good leaders for their future.
Students learn many skills to make themselves successful, charismatic and confident. The students also learn how to be a community presence. Leadership teacher Sean Kent requires his students to give a minimum 30 hours of community volunteer hours, and the students must all put on a community event. So far this year there has been high school Carnival Hockey, Easter Fun Day at the Lions’ Club, and last month’s Mental Health Awareness fundraiser.
The class has made an impact in the community, raising over $2,100 for the Caley Fox Foundation though the Mental Health Awareness fundraiser and Carnival Hockey.
Leadership 12 also provides an opportunity for students to engage in personal development. Cole Julian stated that bringing Carnival Hockey back to ESDH taught him “perseverance, dedication, and determination to exceed in life.” Laura Homans said that she has learned more about life in Leadership than any other course in high school. Mr. Kent praised the work of his class as a “community classroom where students, through volunteering and non-profit community projects, are making a difference.”
Mr. Kent is always looking for volunteer experiences for his students inside and outside of Leadership. If you have an event or opportunity, you can contact him by email at leadership email to help out.
Marcus Brady is a senior at Eastern Shore District High School