Indian Lake High School students are learning about taking risks and being realistic. About 20 ILHS students participated in the Leaders In Action Workshop on Nov. 9 at the First Church of God in Bellefontaine, along with dozens of other students from area schools. Several sessions allowed students to have conversations with local business leaders who work in a variety of fields. From manufacturers to investigators, from attorneys to nurses and bankers, students were able to ask questions about what those careers are really like.
Belletech Senior Manager Rick Nelson was the featured speaker. He was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived and travelled all over the world. Nelson surprised some students when he told them, “I came to Ohio because of all the opportunity here.” Nelson encouraged the young people to take chances He asked the students to take a risk by standing up and shouting, “That’ll be me!” Only Indian Lake freshman Trent Devine complied. He was rewarded with a $10 bill! Nelson challenged the students to take a risk by learning a new language, visiting a different country or even consider becoming a Rotary Club exchange student as he did at age 17.
The third annual Leaders in Action event is sponsored by the Bellefontaine Rotary Club and the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.