Earlier this month, Ewing High School hosted a symposium of Peer Leaders from around Mercer County.
Students from Nottingham, Hamilton West, Steinert, Hopewell Valley, West Windsor Plainsboro South, and West Windsor Plainsboro North High Schools attended the event.
The Peer Leadership program develops the leadership skills of high school seniors while teaching them to provide outreach for the school community that focuses on issues such as building healthy relationships, fostering collaboration, increasing self-confidence, developing problem-solving skills, and acquiring decision-making strategies. Seniors in the program are provided with a thorough knowledge of group dynamics and instruction in leadership and critical thinking skills.
During the symposium, students shared ideas on leadership and community involvement, and crafted mission statements for their Peer Leadership programs. The feature speaker of the event was EHS alum Claire Ehret, a former Peer Leader now attending The College of New Jersey.
“It really was a wonderful day,” EHS Assistant Principal Karen Benton stated. “It was a very rewarding experience for these outstanding students from around the county to gather together at Ewing High School and share ideas about youth empowerment.”