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Editorâ€™s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Shelby Smiley is a junior at Whitko High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
A: â€śI am involved in student council, SADD, SADD Officer Team, plays, musicals, Gospel Choir, Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy (KYLA), Science Academic Team and National Honor Society (NHS).â€ť
Q: What groups or organizations have you volunteered with?
A: â€śThrough KYLA I have completed over 10 hours raising over 100 towels. When I went down to HOBY Indiana at Butler University, I spent four hours wrapping Christmas boxes for kids, recording my voice reading childrenâ€™s books for kids at Rileyâ€™s Hospital, and decorating bags for the Relay for Life Run. Personally, I have volunteered at the animal shelter. Through NHS, I have raked leaves for the community and have completed numerous volunteer hours with school activities. I have also volunteered in childcare for LEAP of Noble County which gives citizenship classes and teaches literacy skills.â€ť
Q: In your opinion, what makes a good leader?
A: â€śA great leader...
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