The Lebanon Elementary School Jr. Ambassadors greeted community members and led a tour of the school’s facility Friday, January 26 prior to a leadership reception at the school.
The Jr. Ambassador program -- featuring a group of six students from the 4th and 5th grades -- is modeled after Marion County High School’s Ambassador program, which provides leadership experience through public speaking opportunities and community outreach.
The group consists of students Mya Kehm, Spencer Smith, Hayden Brockman, Keiana Ballard, Annistyn Spalding, and Tim Hardin.
Additionally, 3rd grader Devin Lin served as a student photographer for the event.
During the event, LES’s group of Jr. Ambassadors met community invitees at the school’s entrance before leading them on a tour of the main office, multi-purpose room, and each of the school’s hallways. The school’s visitors concluded their tour by attending a leadership reception in honor of the students who were being recognized as classroom leaders.
Lebanon Elementary School is a part of the Leader In Me program, which stresses the Seven Habits of Happy Kids: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
Both the MCHS Ambassador program and the LES Jr. Ambassador program is a part of Next Generation Marion County, which seeks to provide leadership opportunities for all MCPS students and is a part of the district’s 6 Big Dreams.