Each year the Northlake Mandeville club sends Rising Seniors to a leadership camp hosted by Rotary District 6840 which is comprised of Rotary clubs in South Mississippi and Eastern/Southern Louisiana.  About 65 campers from the District attend.  This year our club sent 7 students.  During the five day camp, students hear nationally known speakers, and work and compete in small groups.  The first third of the camp focuses on getting to know the individual, since an individual can lead best when they know their own strengths and weaknesses and have self confidence.  The second third focuses on how to best lead groups.  The last third centers on "Service above Self" (the Rotary Motto), showing that service to others provides a path to true joy and happiness.  Each of the students described the Leadership camp as a "Life Changing Experience."
Pictured above are 6 of our 7 students this year.  From the left:
Noah Bannan, Josh Blake, Ian Arnold, Luciana Notaroberto, Abby Barletter, Georgia Ellerman, RYLA District Chair Mike Sigler, and Debbie Stuart, Northlake Mandeville RYLA Chair.