WILMINGTON — Leadership Clinton Youth Collaborative, a Clinton Leadership Institute program, recently held its annual graduation/report to the community ceremony. Twenty-six high school students representing six schools in the county participated in the 2016-17 LCYC class.
Students gathered monthly to participate in leadership training activities and learn more about the Clinton County Community.
Members were also required to complete a community project. This year’s projects included:
• Fundraising to provide a donation to the Murphy Theatre — Blanchester High School
• Cleaning and improvements to the MH playground — Clinton-Massie High School
• Recycling initiative — East Clinton High School
• Fundraising to provide a donation to the New Life Clinic — Homeschool program
• Fundraising to provide necessities for Stepping Stones Ranch — Laurel Oaks Career Development
• Volunteer services at the Clinton County Homeless Shelter — Laurel Oaks Career Development
• Fundraising to provide new carpet and bathroom improvements to Clinton County Youth Foundation — Wilmington High School.
Those who participated in the program for 2016-17 were:
• Blanchester – Alex Bergen, Brant Bandow, Stephanie Gerlach and Audrey Heitzman; Advisor Bess Long
• Clinton Massie – Noah Brausch, Andrew Houseman, Morgan McIntosh and Hailey Stinchcomb; Advisor Kelly Felder
• East Clinton – Lance Vadnais, Logan Kelly, Grace Cooper and Kayla Hall; Advisor Tony Alloy
• Homeschool – Micah Ferguson, Caleb Ferguson, Abigail McMahan, Margaret Patrick and Abigail Patrick; Advisor Caroline Freeman
• Laurel Oaks – Nate McCabe, Makayla McGraw, Hannah Powell and Haley Wells; Advisors Allison Gates and Janelle McSurley
• Wilmington – D.J. Ames, Claire Greenlees, Alana Walker, William Morris and Jordan Snarr; Advisor Tammy Shadley-Hutton
The LCYC program is coordinated by Tammy Shadley-Hutton.
The Leadership Clinton Institute would like to thank all the area school administrators and advisors for support of LCYC.