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Leadership Lessons


August 22, 2018

Anna Coleman, left, and Sicily Neuschwander, both members of the city's Youth Advisory Council chase a ball during a game near Calkins Park. Behind them, Aiden Shamek tries to sneak into the action, while Chase Boyd observes.

A group of 27 young people spent Friday kayaking around Foster Lake – learning about leadership.

At stops around the lake, the youths heard from various speakers, including high school senior Madelyn Neuschwander, Linn County Commissioner Will Tucker, Chief Judge of the Ore-gon Court of Appeals Jim Egan and retired Sweet Home Schools Supt. Larry Horton.

The event, the Sweet Home Rural Youth Leadership Summit, was organized by the city's Youth Advisory Council, "to encourage young leaders to be more involved in their community" while showcasing Sweet Home's natural beauty, said Sarah Hew...

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