Posted: February, 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Juniors Anna Metzger and Camille Joyner, along with four Sequoits, will represent the District 117 Interact Club at a leadership conference this spring.
Rotary Club of Antioch, the parent organization of Interact, and Principal Dave Newberry selected Metzger for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, which includes a scholarship to attend the four-day conference at Camp Edwards in Troy, Wisconsin in April. Joyner will attend after being named next year’s Lakes President. The two Eagles will represent Rotary District 6440.
Metzger says meeting other high school students with a passion for Interact and building relationships with them is the part of the experience that excites her the most. She also is looking forward to the seminars and the speaker line-up.
Joyner echoes Metzger’s enthusiasm, saying, “I’m so excited because (ACHS senior) Tommy Cerney said it is the most fun experience ever. He’s gone three years and can’t even put it into words.”
Metzger served as the Lakes officer / Vice President of District 117 Interact Club last year, and continues to be an active member this year. She said she appreciates the leadership skills she has developed through her experiences with Interact. Her current ambition is to pursue law after high school. Her service experience with Rotary International and, now, this leadership conference will help her to extend her skills to her future profession—for instance, working with clients, developing arguments, and facilitating conversations, she said.
Joyner also hopes to develop her leadership skills at the conference so she can serve as an effective Lakes Interact President next year. Specifically, she wants help learning how to balance maintaining order among a large group of students while also keeping the mood light. Her goal for the group next year: to live up to the work of this year’s leaders by increasing membership and raising more money through events such as the annual Battle for Change.