According to a press release by the Harding National Leadership Forum, the following middle and high school students recently attended Harding University’s 60th annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Arkansas:
- Angel Scott-Scarborough Middle School
- Saron Desta-Scarborough Middle School
- Katore James-B.C. Rain HS
- Keenan Carter-Davidson HS
- Gabriel Ellison-Home School
- Cameron Gildersleeve, Jr.-Scarborough Middle School
- Christian Hyatt-Home School
The Cottage Hill Civitan Club sponsored the delegates who were instructed in the values and qualities of leadership and how our country has developed its leaders. They also addressed contemporary issues facing young leaders in high school. Presentations were given by such leaders as: Dean Sikes of the Spirit of America Foundation urging delegates to “Discover Your Destiny;” John Foppe, motivational speaker addressing “Life is an Attitude;” educator Pat Socia, encouraging sexual moral leadership; Melissa Bratton of the Tennessee Farm Bureau examining critical issues facing the environment and agriculture; Harding’s Andrew Baker spoke on “Taking it to Another Level;” B. Chris Simpson shared how “Leaders Communicate”, and Dr. Bob Reely spoke on “The American Economy.” Newcomers were Terry Davis, “Leadership Capstone”; Shawn Fischer, “The Second Amendment”; Jody Venkatesan on “Being an Entrepreneur”; and Mac Sandlin, “World Religions.”
More than 210 young people from six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee) attended this year’s National Leadership Forum. Harding University, with an enrollment of over 7,000, is the largest private university in Arkansas. The Cottage Hill Civitan Club meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
In the attached photo: front row–Angel Scott, Saron Desta, Thelma Scott, Governor-elect AL W. FL district and Katore James second row— Keenan Carter, Gabriel Ellison, Cameron Gildersleeve, Jr and Christian Hyatt.