Four high school students from Summit Christian Academy were chosen to attend a Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Award Academy this summer. It’s a four-day, three-night training program at William Woods University for high school students with a passion for community service.
• Daphne Cook, sponsored by Sunrise Rotary.
• Faith Dickey, sponsored by Downtown Rotary.
• Josh McConnell, sponsored by Noon Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit.
• Alyssa Pemberton sponsored by Noon Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit.
Cook has completed her freshman year, and the others will be juniors next fall.
Students were required to submit an application with an essay and complete an interview with Lee’s Summit Rotarians. Some of Missouri’s top professional educators have developed a curriculum to identify and enhance the qualities of servant leadership and inspire the students to live a life of “Service Above Self.”
Since it was established in 1992, the Missouri academy has trained more than 2,500 students and is a model for such Rotary academies worldwide.