Photo by Sydney Bartholow
On the Leading Edge High School Leadership Academy Draws Record Numbers Thirty-one area high school students took part in the third annual Randolph Community College High School Leadership Academy, sponsored by the RCC Foundation, on June 14 on RCC’s Asheboro Campus.
This fund helps students who have financial need but do not qualify for traditional financial aid. There are many reasons students find themselves in this situation, but mostly it is because their family’s income is a little too high to qualify for a Pell grant yet not high enough to realistically afford all the costs associated with college. These students would be unable to obtain a college education without scholarship assistance.
The leadership development program for rising ninth graders, which is modeled after RCC’s college-level Student Leadership Academy, focused on topics such as the definition of leadership, team building, personality types and leadership styles, networking/public speaking, and situational leadership, according to Lorie McCroskey, RCC’s director of development. Participating students and their high schools were the following: Asheboro High School Payton Buttrey, Sarah Lynn Ficquette, Jonah Hydzik, Gabriel Ruiz, Georgia Shipley, Olivia Tyler.
Eastern Randolph High School Haven Berbaum, Ellen Lane Moore, Carter Ray Moore. Providence Grove High School Cela Watson. Randleman High School Alyssa Canter, Iris Espinoza, Alondra Martinez-Ocampo, Francis Nicole Molina-Piña, Raven Sizemore, Matthew Taylor. Randolph Early College High School Aeman Alazzam, Emily Castro, Ashley Mangum, Jessica Vega Escutia. Southwestern Randolph High School Jacob Jones, Daniel McNeill, Brooke Parks, Ashlyn Trotter. Trinity High School Jack McCroskey, Rylee Schofield. Uwharrie Charter Academy Katie Allen, Emma Fowler, Ashley Garren, Taylor Ledbetter. Wheatmore High School Jacob Clodfelter.
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