The 35th Kosciusko Leadership Academy (KLA) Graduation took place April 25 in Warsaw, Ind. Grace College student, Bryce Glock, was among this year’s graduates and was part of the “Youth & the Outdoors United” team. Glock and his team members received the Northenor Award accompanied with a $1,000 prize to aid in their mission to engage and instill a passion for outdoor recreation and conservation in Kosciusko County youth. After 34 years of service as advisor to KLA, Grace College Dean of Community Education, Dr. Steve Grill, stepped down and announced his successor. A portion of a story, written by David Slone of the Times-Union, appears below. Click here for the complete article.
White Paper Projects Lauded at KLA Banquet
A White Paper Project on engaging youth in outdoor recreation and conservation won the Jean Northenor Award at Kosciusko Leadership Academy’s 35th graduation celebration Tuesday night, while a project on an ice rink in Warsaw won a Board of Trustees Award. “Youth & the Outdoors United,” or YOU, received the Northenor Award, which comes with a $1,000 prize to help the team bring their project into fruition. On the team are Ryan Christner, Bryce Glock, Erich Hollis and Chris Koldyke. …
Grill ended the celebration by announcing the 2016-17 Executive Committee, which includes Jeff Fawcett as president; Joni Truex, vice president; Becky Anglin, treasurer; Ryan Christner, curriculum; Cameron Plew, selection; Jason Zaugg, public information; Shelly Fraley, events coordinator; Allyn Decker, moderator; and Nathan Conley, KLA advisor. Conley replaces Grill as advisor. This year was Grill’s last year as advisor after serving in that position for 34 consecutive years.
KLA was founded in 1982 by Northenor, Matt Dalton and Doug Grant. Each year it conducts sessions that gives its cadets access to community leaders in various areas. It culminates with a White Paper Project by student teams who have researched relevant community issues and needs. The teams then propose workable solutions.
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