EASLEY – Twenty-six high school juniors from Pickens County recently graduated from Junior Leadership Pickens County.
The graduates of JLPC Class IV included Elizabeth Bundrick, Mason Hebert, Trent Kurkcu, Parker Matthews, Ramsey McAtee and Cameshia Williams of Daniel High School along with Keegan Beane, Abigail Caldwell, Kennedy Cantrell, Michael Chang, Evelyn Dangler, Chloe Garrison and Janu Patel of Easley High School.
Liberty High School was represented by Aaron Bates, Jacob Herman, Will Horton, Alexis King, Yan-Jing Ni, Makayla Rollins and James Trent while Alex Evett, Rachel Finley, Abby Keller, Sam Lawson, Carolina Sargent and Cole Seaborn represented Pickens High School.
Junior Leadership Pickens County is presented by Baptist Easley Hospital and facilitated by the chambers of commerce in Pickens County.
JLPC assists in the development of future leaders by providing programs to acquaint students with community successes and challenges, encouraging acceptance of civic responsibility and leadership roles, and fostering development of leadership and communication skills.
It also helps to increase volunteerism and community involvement.
The program consists of five full-day sessions of leadership skills training and community awareness modules. In addition, each student is assigned to a committee responsible for a community or leadership project.
Other JLPC program supporters included City of Clemson, City of Easley, King Asphalt, Kudzu Staffing, Pickens County Career & Technology Center, Pickens County Legislative Delegation, School District of Pickens County, Sealevel Systems, and Tri-County Technical College.
Contact Cindy Hopkins of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce at 864-859-2693 for more information.