Praising the benefits of Leadership Winchester

Ella Lucas

Did you know there is an organization right here in Winchester that brings people of all ages together to become leaders?

The Leadership Winchester-Clark County Program is an awesome opportunity for members to make connections with new people, get a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes in our town, and learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

I am lucky enough to get the privilege to participate in the program this year, along with about 30 others.

Including me, there are only four high school students in this year’s program. (Other GRC students are Connor Keaton, Ellie Raney and Jared Wellman.)

This has forced us to get out of our comfort zones and get to know the adults in the program. It can be intimidating to work with older people, especially with the fear of sounding less educated, but everyone in the program listens to us and making us feel welcome and comfortable.

The group meets once a month for about 10 months. Each meeting, we learn about a different part of Clark County from a professional in that field.

For example, one meeting was all about tourism and was taught by Nancy Turner, the head of Clark County’s tourism department. Nancy walked us through downtown and taught us about the history of Winchester.

We also got to hear from many small business owners on Main Street and get their advice on how to be a leader.

This was only one of the meetings for the Leadership Winchester-Clark County Program, and I have learned more about leadership than I thought was possible.

I would recommend this program to anyone and I am thankful that I get to experience it.

For more information on joining the next Leadership Winchester class, contact the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce.

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