PHOENIX – Nearly 100 students from John C. Birdlebough High School recently demonstrated their character, leadership and selflessness during teambuilding exercises at Camp Talooli in Pennellville.
The student leaders, wearing T-shirts with the words “Service Above Self,” participated in a variety of activities to help bolster their communication skills and leadership abilities.
Activities along the Tall Pines Team Challenge Trail included a ropes course that required students to trust one another and communicate effectively to reach a goal.
According to Principal Thomas Bailer, the day’s activities helped the students better develop their leadership skills.
“This world needs good leaders,” Bailer said. “You have begun to exhibit the traits of a good leader and today’s activities will help you grow those abilities. Your leadership gives you an opportunity to leave a legacy. Pay it forward.”
In addition to serving as leaders in the school community, the students also volunteer and help with local senior citizen events, the food pantry, the Salvation Army and school-sponsored activities.
They will participate in ongoing leadership development throughout the school year while working toward specific goals.