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Local teens learn leadership during summit at Cascadia Park


August 7, 2019

Scott Swanson

HAYDEN DEATHERAGE, left, talks blindfolded members of his team through an obstacle course during the leadership summit.

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A dozen teenagers, all but one blindfolded, stumbled around a grassy area of Cascadia State Park Saturday morning, July 27, learning to be leaders.

They were some of the two dozen participants in the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit hosted at the park by the Sweet Home Youth Advisory Council.

Most were from Sweet Home but the group included several from Lebanon, Independence and Corvallis, according to City Councilwoman Lisa Gourley, who advises the YAC and oversaw the planning for the event. The local participants included some kids involved in the Boys & Girls Club and so...

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