West Point Taps
Student for Seminar
Samuel Austin McGee,
a junior at Grace Academy
in Matthews who lives
in Ballantyne, has been
selected as one of 1,000
attendees at West Point's
Summer Leaders Experience
(SLE) in June.
More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied
for the opportunity to experience life at the
military academy. The one-week seminars
are designed to help juniors with their
college-selection process and give them an
idea of the importance of leadership and sound
decision-making in their lives.
Jordan Riter and Jenna Segmiller
Girls Complete Silver Scout Award
Girl Scouts Jordan Riter
and Jenna Segmiller from
Troop 440 in Ballantyne
recently completed their
silver award. The two
focused their award efforts
on helping students in
the sixth to eighth grades
adjust to middle school.
Jordan partnered with a
Community House Middle
School teacher to create a weekly "Girl Power" club that created a safe
environment for middle-school girls to discuss topics such as bullying,
gossip, making new friends and ftting in. Jenna developed a middle-school
survival booklet that is currently being used by Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools for newly enrolled students.
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