Area High School Students Learning Lessons in Leadership

Tomorrow's leaders

The 2018-2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today participants include: front row, from left: Emma Dwyer, Kylie J. Loughney, Najuk A. Patel of Dunmore High School; Simal Sami, Nina S. Sampogne, Danyelle Tech from DHS;, Rachel Saxton, Caitlin Pagnotti, Fione Evans, Abbie O’Brien and Meredith Santiago. Middle row: Makenna Thorpe, Mikenna Lee, Caroline Cadden of Holy Cross High School; Melony A. Mitchell, Mariana Leo from DHS: Taylor M. Seprosky, Alyssa Iovacchini, Jenna Patel, Abigail J. Dalton, Angelina Bellucci from DHS, and Sydney R. Peet. Back row: Collin Kneiss, Ryan W. Turlip, Nicholas Tomassoni, Brendan Fitzsimmons, Colin Gilmartin, Dylan Howanitz, Daniel E. Cummins Jr., Jakob R. Quanbeck, Isaac Vierling, Leslie O’Connor, Lydia R. McConlogue, and Abygale Bergamino.

Leadership Lackawanna’s youth program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT), recently met for its first session, which included an orientation, leadership basics and a variety of STEAM related activities. This session was sponsored by Penn State Scranton; however, the entire program is made possible by the support of NBT Bank, the official TLT 2018-2019 Corporate Program sponsor.

Leadership Lackawanna’s seven-month Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program develops the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors while giving them an enhanced understanding of northeastern Pennsylvania as well as the opportunity to explore teamwork. Participants learn collaborative decision making, explore different communication styles and engage in problem solving techniques. The challenges and opportunities of northeastern Pennsylvania are discussed as participants meet community leaders and other high school students.

The 2018-2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today participants include:

Angelina Bellucci, Mariana Leo, Najuk A. Patel, and Danyelle Tech, all from Dunmore High School, and Caroline Cadden, Holy Cross High School.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program accepts applications from sophomores who attend high school in Lackawanna County or in the Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne school districts. Tomorrow’s Leaders Today began in 1997 under Skills in Scranton, an affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and merged with Leadership Lackawanna in 2011.

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