Reported by Andrew Kendall (Craig County High School)
Today started with all of the students meeting in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. We all presented our final policy projects to the class as well as a panel consisting of Lauren Gilbert, Tom Walls, Chris West, and Jacqueline Hixson. Every presentation was well put together and very interesting. The projects presented had to do with criminal justice, education, environment, and public health. Each presentation raised some great points and everyone learned from them as well.
After our presentations we had our last lunch together as a class which lead into our final class period. We discussed what we learned at the High School Leaders Program, how we will use that knowledge, and many other things. At the end of class we said our final goodbye to our great teacher Mr. Walls.
Lastly, we had our final dinner together at Cafe Caturra. During dinner we shared stories, laughed, and just spent some valuable time together. Next the Youth Program Managers announced our class superlatives. For the rest of the evening, we took pictures and just enjoyed our remaining time together.