- Sponsorship -

Student Leaders

Aspiring high-school ag teacher hopes to return to her home district someday

She was recognized in March for teaching in elementary programs and promoting agricultural literacy...

Newcomer paves her way in biology, business

This Wyoming High School senior has overcome language barriers and other obstacles of succeeding in the U.S. and now is choosing from among major college scholarship offers...

‘I’ve always believed in justice’

Committed to social justice and anti-racism advocacy, eighth-grader Ari James is working to be an agent of change in her school, community and state...

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, third-grader

This student leader wants everyone to be included...

This student leader aspires to inspire

His advice: seize all opportunities, reach out to others...

Inspiration from others fuels his ambition

A political hopeful prepares further during a national conference for student leaders...

‘I didn’t give up’

If a challenge becomes an excuse, said senior Clair Jansma, “it's much harder to overcome and you sacrifice opportunities”...

‘I want to change the world’

Ja'Kaurie Kirkland makes an impression on pretty much everyone he meets, including us. Learn what’s behind his positive outlook...

Young leaders leave a literary legacy

Fifth graders did their research, worked with a budget and chose a new collection of books for their school as part of a new library legacy committee...

She’s a model for leadership, addressing big issues

With a focus on local, national and global issues, Eleanor Cooper has dedicated herself to serving as a voice for minorities, an advocate for change...

This leader is always learning

Elle Waldron is president of the Northview High National Honor Society, but she prefers listening to telling others what to do...

She starts small but thinks big: ‘I want girls to change the world’

Rockford senior Jillian Snyman is passionate about her commitment to women’s rights, combating sexual abuse and violence, and electing strong Democratic leaders...

She’s a mentor, performer, editor with ‘a servant’s heart’

Mary Holohan is a natural leader, whether performing skits for elementary school kids or editing stories at the student newspaper...

Getting along, helping out are keys for this born leader

This high school junior takes pride in keeping up her grades, but isn’t limited to classroom excellence...

School events ‘go live’ thanks to pair of juniors

Thanks to the innovation and initiative of two high school computer students, others can now take a class in producing live-feed video...

A ‘drive to do good in the world’

Born in Paris, Léa Schmitt and her family moved to Grand Rapids from France in time for the last few weeks of her sixth-grade year at Breton Downs. She barely spoke English...
- Sponsorship -

GET OUR HEADLINES IN YOUR EMAIL

SUSTAINING SPONSORS

- Sponsorship -

MEDIA PARTNERS

Maranda Where You Live WGVU