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NHS students attend fall leadership conference

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

Three Newton High School students recently got a leadership lesson.

Senior La'Kisha Dickerson, sophomore Xavier Hicks and senior RJ Whitney spent two days learning how to be good leaders at the Career and Technical Instruction Program Fall Leadership Conference in November.

More than 800 students attendees participated in this year's conference, which included a formal dinner and banquet at the Airport Marriott.

Joseph B. Washington was the keynote speaker and encouraged the students to "break the spirit of average." He also gave the Seven Keys to turn your average into awesome.

Ashley Dollar from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reported that CTI has raised more than $16,000 to support CHA, and Scott Cary, CTAE Program Manager, brought greetings from the state department.

Later, students also had an opportunity to attend leadership sessions. The sessions presented were designed to help students develop the characteristics of a leader in their school, the community and at home.