Members of the Glasgow-Barren County Leaders of the Future 2012-13 class were recognized during a reception and press conference Thursday night at the South Central Bank Operations Center.
There were more than 80 applications submitted, with only 24 students being selected.
The students, from this weekend through March 8, will be participating in various sessions and retreats that focus on components of different leadership styles, economic and environmental impact of agribusiness in the area and healthcare resources that are available.
Barren County student Sutton Doyle said he expects to learn how leadership is critical in the foundation of good business principles.
“Its just great,” he said. “I want to make new friends and learn what it takes to be a team builder.”
Doyle said he takes great pride in being one of the 24 students who were selected.
“‘Its pretty awesome because all of these people applied and we’re the ones who actually got in,” he said.
The eighth-grade student said he expects to learn what it takes to become and effective leader.
“I want to be able to help lead the community,” he said.
Doyle said his career aspirations differ from other middle school students.
“I really would like to be a scientist,” he said. “I’ve just always enjoyed science.”
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