VHA Participates in Leadership Summit
- March 22, 2016
- Posted by: Lauren Johnson
- Category: Uncategorized
Vidalia Heritage Academy Juniors and Seniors met with US Congressman Rick Allen at the 12th District Youth Leadership Summit held at Georgia Southern University and they were blessed to hear four inspirational speakers share their key elements of leadership. Colonel Sam Anderson, the Garrison Commander at Ft. Gordon, spoke on the art of leading people and setting the conditions for success. Stephanie Miller was a rodeo competitor and is now a radio personality in Laurens County, she shared her experiences of overcoming adversity and pursuing her dreams. The head football coach for the GSU Eagles, Tyson Summers, explained his philosophy of tough love and hard work as essential to become a strong leader. Tom Graves, the Congressman for Georgia’s 14th District, spoke on “taking the me out of mediocrity” as he provided several practical suggestions for effective leadership. US Representative Rick Allen encouraged the speakers and the students throughout the meeting and he led this quality event as an excellent opportunity for high school students to hear great advice for becoming leaders in their schools and communities.
Pictured, left to right: Ben Sikes, Representative Rick Allen, Bailey Gilliam, Christian Calloway, Emily Kilgore, Valya Harrell