Juniors Kara Eliser and Samuel Cicchilo received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for 2020. As award winners, the Boardman Rotary sponsored their weekend trip to the the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at the Avalon Inn February 21-23.
It's a weekend filled with group learning activities, discussions, speakers, interaction with peers and social activities. They were among 106 students from the tri-county area recognized for their leadership skills and community service.
"I really thought it was great!" said Sam Cicchilo. "I met students from all over the Valley with similar interests and goals and we made friendships that I think will continue."
Kara Eliser agreed, adding the leadership lessons were something she will take with her as she looks at colleges and decides on a career. "I learned you don't have to be 'the boss of the group' to be a leader. That there are many roles of leadership, and you have to find your own style."
Sam and Kara were among 6 students sponsored by the Boardman Rotary Club