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Young Leaders


Currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Young Leaders Class!! Open to all upcoming sophomores in Shelby County!!

Young Leaders Institute students participate in day-long, monthly field trips during their sophomore year in high school to local businesses and organizations to learn more about Shelby County, interact with community and business leaders and their peers, and develop the skills needed to become the leaders of the future. Each month their field trip will focus on a different sector of Shelby County such as tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture – to name a few. Students will meet leaders in those sectors and learn how each area contributes to life in Shelby County. Participants the end of them program, students will have acquired a broad overview of Shelby County. Participation is open to public, private and homeschool students. A group 20 students were selected through a competitive application process that evaluates academic achievement, community service and contributions, understanding of a desire to participate in the program and letters of recommendation.


       This year students will be going on field trips learning about the following local topics: history, agriculture, tourism, health and social services, industry, government and justice, education, arts and media and environment. The Young Leaders will have a graduation at the end of the year to help show all their accomplishments with the program and what they have learned.

2022-2023 Young Leaders Class

Jacob Stover, MLCHS

Edison Hendricks, Cornerstone

Anna Riggsby, Cornerstone

Kathleen (Grace) Evans, MLCHS

Elizabeth (Betsy) England, MLCHS

Trent Smith, MLCHS

Lana Sageser, MLCHS

Wyatt Shafer, MLCHS

Jocelyn Early, MLCHS

Allyson (Ally) Robinson, SCHS

Kaylee Swallows, MLCHS

Brady Morris, MLCHS

James Slone, MLCHS

Amelia Williams, SCHS

Lindsay Herrell, SCHS

Skylar Burkhead, Cornerstone

Brady Williams, MLCHS

Maha Salem, SCHS

Madelynn (Maddie) Farmer, MLCHS

Jack Lingo, MLCHS

Thomas (Tripp) Wright, SCHS

2022-2023 Class Trips

Thank you to our Class of 2021-2022 Young Leaders!

Thank you to our Class of 2020-2021 Young Leaders!

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