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Lighthouse team to visit city, chamber

Western Intermediate Student Lighthouse Team members will promote the Bellefontaine City School's Leader in Me program by spending Monday meeting with Logan County community leaders. 

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Teachers, Ashley Reser and Tammy Fowler will facilitate the day’s itinerary with their fourth- and fifth-grade students, with a tour of the Bellefontaine City Building and meeting with Mayor Adam Brannon, elected officials and staff.

The students will lead a question and answer session to learn about the jobs and duties of government officials.

The group will travel to the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce where Executive Director Paul Benedetti will introduce the students to local business leaders and discuss business in the community.

Members of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club learned about The Leader in Me early in the school year and offered support for this leadership initiative and they will host a lunch for the students.

The students will present a short program about The Leader in Me and how the leadership principles benefit them today and in the future. They will join the Rotarians to enjoy the performance of the Bellefontaine Middle School Dazzlers.

The day’s event will conclude following a tour of the Bellefontaine Middle School and discussion of ideas for next year’s Leader in Me program.

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model. Based on late Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me was developed to produce transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. The system's goal is to equip students with the self-confidence and skills they need in the 21st century economy.

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