Leadership Southwestern recently traveled to Topeka to participate in the Leadership Challenge Event at Washburn University. They were split into two teams and between them, SC won the Collaboration Award, the Communication Award, and finished third place overall.
The Leadership Challenge Event, according to their website, is a unique interscholastic as well as intercollegiate leadership competition for high school and college students. The event compares leadership abilities through a two-day event consisting of a live, interactive leadership simulation. Student teams compete to fulfill challenges and overcome obstacles placed before them in a manner that demonstrates exemplary leadership knowledge and execution.
“The Leadership team takes sophomore students to this event annually because it is such a great opportunity for them to apply their leadership skills in a real world situation and then receive constructive comments and criticism,” says Maggie Collett, graduate fellow for student life and Leadership at Southwestern College. “It really allows them to see how they work as a team and helps them understand themselves better as leaders. The students leave the event with a much better sense of self and what they need to work on to improve as a leader.”
The students from Southwestern who participated were Cierra Ross, Wichita; Aidan Goodrich, Independence; Tim Rosproy, McPherson; Ali Flickner, Kingman; Madison Hovey, Winfield; Caleb Janssen, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Dillon Good, Prague, Okla.; Kyndra Gabriel, Lincoln, Neb.; Jacob Jimmerson, Belton, Texas; and Michael Becker, Leander, Texas.