Wednesday, February 22, 2012

South Mecklenburg freshman earns spot in nation-wide summer program

For 10 years, a select group of students from across the country are chosen to participate in the week-long Shelton Leadership Challenge.

The challenge, which takes place at several North Carolina universities and one Ohio location, will feature a core curriculum that focuses on leadership, team building, social responsibility, integrity, public speaking and goal setting.

This year, South Mecklenburg High freshman, Jessica Goldfarb, will join other students for the summer residential experience at the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University.

To qualify for the experience, candidates needed to demonstrate leadership skills, submit two letters of recommendation and have an un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

This year, the program will be offered in North Carolina on the campus of N.C. State University, UNC Charlotte, N.C. Wesleyan, East Carolina University and Fayetteville State University. It is also offered in Ohio at Urbana University.

For more information:
Click here to learn more about General Henry Hugh Shelton.

Photo: Courtesy of Leslie Goldfarb.