NEWTON, NC (May 8, 2019)—Students from Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High School completed the 2019 Teen Leadership Newton program during the May 7 Newton City Council Meeting.
Teen Leadership graduates from Newton-Conover High School included Maddie Barrymore, Todd Carter, Drew Danner, Oliver Grigg, Aidan Hefner, Lena Huynh, Brann Reid, Jaidon Rhone-Dula, Thomas Silva, Sonya Velasco, and Allison White. Teen Leadership graduates from Discovery High School included Hope Chellman, Tucker Clark, Aubrie Holland, Brooks Kahn, Lindy Kuchenbecker, Garret Kurtz, Isabella McKinnon, Andrew Meade, Abigail Napier, Justin Toney, and Anna Wike.
“Newton is truly fortunate to have such a wonderful group of teen leaders,” Mayor Anne P. Stedman said. “The talent and leadership skills of these students amaze me, and I’m thankful for their contributions to our city.”
Teen Leadership Newton is an annual program hosted by the city of Newton. The goal of Teen Leadership is to create awareness of the Newton community and its organizations, committees, and boards. During a series of interactive sessions, student leaders discover ways they can get involved, develop leadership skills, and enhance community pride.
This year’s presenters included Mayor Anne P. Stedman, Catawba County Sheriff Don Brown, Assistant Catawba County Manager Mary Furtado, and city staff.
Local organizations and businesses that opened their doors to Teen Leadership participants included Whisk & Barrel, 2 Pink Magnolias, Geppeto’s Pizza and More, and The Corner Table.
Teen Leadership concluded with student presentations to City Council. Presentations were given on improving the city of Newton, providing community leaders for schools, enhancing Southside Park, and going green in Newton. The students’ ideas may be integrated into future city operations.
The city of Newton would like to congratulate all of this year’s teen leaders and thank all of our partners who worked to make the 2019 Teen Leadership Newton a success.