Monday, September 14, 2009

SBP participates in Youth Leadership

CONGRATULATIONS to the two students from SBP chosen by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce to be members of Youth Leadership Cullman County: Mary Katherine Gray, Michael Justin Varquez.

Students were selected by submitting an application to the Chamber of Commerce. Students were also required to write an essay about their education and career goals, special hobbies or interest, naming a leader they admire most and why. The essay had to include why they wanted to participate in the Youth Leadership Cullman County program, and to discuss a specific problem observed in Cullman County. In addition students had to state why the problem was important, the issues it raised, and make at least one suggestion for its solution. A selection committee of adult leadership alumni judged the applications.

Gray and Varquez will attend a nine-month series of seminars and programs designed to bring together a class of two high school juniors chosen from each school in Cullman County to examine community issues such as education, healthcare, crime, government, economic development and quality of life.

Fr. Joel Martin, headmaster of St. Bernard Prep said, “These two students are fine representatives of our school and will be excellent contributors to the program. The Chamber made good choices.”

Mary Katherine Gray is the daughter of Tyrone and Kathy Gray of Cullman. Michael Justin Varquez is the son of Dr.’s Genaro and Mir Varquez of Cullman.

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