School Impact Teams honor ‘Outstanding Leaders’


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The members of the Logan County Youth Leadership Committee will announce the winners of the annual Outstanding Leaders Award in a May 15 ceremony. Each Youth Leadership Impact Team – from Bellefontaine City, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake and Riverside High Schools – selected a person who exemplifies an Outstanding Leader.

Bellefontaine High School chose Dr. Pam Noeth. Benjamin Logan High School chose Michael Kettler. Indian Lake High School chose Becky Taylor. Riverside High School chose Larry and Kay McMillen.

The following criterion was used to make their selection: has made a noticeable impact in the lives of kids; possesses outstanding leadership skills; is committed to leading in a positive direction; models leadership ethics and morals.

The Outstanding Leaders will be honored at the annual Logan County Youth Leadership ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. Each high school Impact Team will present the award to its recipient. First Church of God in Bellefontaine will host this event.

The guest speaker for this event will be Brittany Saxton, 30, a mother of three children and passionate about small business and entrepreneurs. She started working in the restaurant industry doing dishes when she was 14 years old. She has held positions as cook, assistant manager, general manager and is now owner of Six Hundred Downtown, Inc. a brick fired pizzeria in Bellefontaine, Ohio and The Market Place Bistro. Brittany has 42 employees, operates a six dine dining establishment that serves lunch and dinner. She was recently featured on the Food Network on Guy’s Grocery Games earning 2nd place among other international Pizza Chefs. Recently Brittany was invited to speak at the White House with President Trump on how Tax Cuts and Jobs acts has affected our community.

The Youth Leadership Seniors will be recognized at this event and each school will present an overview of its Impact projects and programs. Logan County Youth Leadership was begun in 1996 as an offshoot of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce adult Leadership Program. Since that time over 1,300 students from Logan County schools, have participated in the program to learn and develop their leadership qualities.

For more information, contact Karen Sorreles at the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, 599-5195 Ext. 5506.

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Submitted by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

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