Feb 18th, 2011
LAKE WALES – Young Leaders from Lake Wales High traveled to the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando last weekend (Feb. 13) to serve dinner to several families with children being treated at local hospitals.
Young Leaders helped with shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning after the meal was over.
“These students did an outstanding job,” said LWHS Assistant Principal Eugene Kendrick, one of several adult chaperones who helped the teenagers. “I know they found this trip to be extremely rewarding.”
The LWHS Young Leaders program develops leadership potential in a diverse group of young men and young women while they are in high school. Young Leaders travel to elementary and middle schools to speak about the challenges of high school academics and athletics. They participate in a variety of community service projects like the visit to the Ronald McDonald House. Each spring, members of the Young Leaders groups have a chance to travel to Tallahassee to visit college campuses and see the State Legislature in action.
Many activities of the Young Leaders are funded through grants provided by Mountain Lake Community Service and Florida’s Natural Foundation.
PHOTO #1: Several members of the male and female Young Leaders groups from Lake Wales High School visited the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando recently (Feb. 13) to cook and serve dinner for the families in residence.
PHOTO #2: LWHS students (l-r) Kaley Kasm and Perla Lopez with teacher Tricia Welchance, during the Young Leaders trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando.
PHOTO #3: The Ronald McDonald House in Orlando.