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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:18 PM

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PUTNAM COUNTY — On Oct. 15, Putnam County held its fourth annual Leadership Day at Miller City High School. Students from seven of the Putnam County high schools each sent up to 15 kids for the full day of workshops, team building activities, guest roundtables and service-project planning.

Coordinators of the project were Mike Klear from the Educational Service Center, Jeff Jostpille from Fort Jennings High School, Beth Tobe from Pathways and Jason Hedrick from OSU Extension.

The day began with energizers and games for the 104 students attending. A representative from OSU-Lima then presented a short talk on the value of volunteerism and service for those looking to go on to college and how important those kinds of hours are to students at the next level.

Then a series of team building activities took place in small groups. These groups were run by students from the Fort Jennings Student Council and Jostpille.

After lunch, seven different groups formed roundtables for the students to attend and included community representatives from varies service organizations — Hedrick representing 4H and Car Teens and students from Miller City and Fort Jennings who spoke on their service projects in their schools as well as others. Students attended four of the different roundtables.

To close the day, each school got together with their delegates for the day and was given an opportunity to plan a service project back in their school or community. Before the end of the day, each school presented their proposal to the entire group.

Their advisers were instrumental in helping this planning.


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