Wednesday, August 22, 2012

South Pointe High senior aspires to teach

Every summer for the past three years, Kristin Rivera has participated in the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge at N.C. State.

The six-day summer challenge is based on honesty, integrity, compassion for your fellow man, respect for diversity, and social responsibility. It aims to help students gain leadership skills through team-building activities and service projects.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge was founded by General Hugh Shelton who served as the 14th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. 

Kristin, a senior at South Pointe High School, was selected this year to serve on staff as a Coach/Mentor/Trainer (CMT), the highest student leadership position.

Some of her responsibilities included attending training sessions, providing feedback to youth, facilitating teen reflections and attending daily staff meetings.

Kristin is a member of South Pointe High's student council, tennis team, National Honor Society, and the Bible Club, among others.

Kristin is involved with the N.C. Teacher Cadet program and hopes to become an elementary school teacher.

For more information about the challenge, visit