Congratulations to the 27 students from Independence High School who graduated on November 15 from The Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success. This year, the celebration was at Independence City Hall. The course was held eight consecutive Monday nights. This is the eighth year for the program and has had 196 total participants including this year.
The students worked on improving their skill sets in communication, managing stress, leadership, social skills, and confidence levels. They were able to improve their public speaking skills in front of a crowd, get a better handle on college interviews and handle tough situations more effectively. The Dale Carnegie tools helped students put worry and stress into perspective. Students gained the ability to lead others down a more positive path or lead a team or club more effectively as well as learned to build relationships in person rather than on a device.
Participating seniors included: Abby Avila, Nicholas Artuso, Alexander Christian, Thomas Freeman, Maria Gerding, Sadie Habeeb, McKenna Kalman, Emma Kilbane, Connor Korinek, Ariana Mallernee, Marissa Mallernee, Casey McGhee, Mackenzie McMahon, Macy McNamara, Ava Moreal, Blaise O'Malley, Halle Pillar, Ashleigh Porter, Callie Prokopius, Rachel Ressler, Grant Sears, Holly Si, Robert Somrak, Jack Taliaferro, Joshua Wachs, Anna Weber, and Hanna Wilson.
The course is co-sponsored by Independence Local Schools and 25 & Alive via the City of Independence.
Photo: 2021 Independence High School Dale Carnegie class, Mayor Greg Kurtz, Trainer Jeanne Wiedt and Course Coach Jim Eller from Campus Life