Lincoln-Way North Student Selected for Rotary Leadership Conference
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lincoln-Way North student Grace Ingram was selected to represent the Rotary Club of Tinley Park-Frankfort at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at the Holiday Home Camp in Wisconsin earlier this month.

Ingram was one of about 90 students from the Chicago area to participate in the OWLS program (Outdoors Wisconsin Leadership School), one of the leading providers of adventure education in the Midwest.

Associate Principal Renae Goldie nominated Ingram for the program because she is a member of the Key Club and is very involved in the community.

I really enjoyed it; we did a lot of team activities focused on building leadership skills, working together, and building trust among the team, Ingram said. It was nice being around people who also want to take charge to strengthen their communities.

Each year, thousands of young people participate in the RYLA program worldwide. Students who participate in the program often join Interact Clubs or go on to become youth exchange students or ambassadorial scholars.

Ingram said she is interested in the Interact Club and possibly pursuing the foreign exchange program when she gets to college.

Ingram is a member at Lighthouse Fellowship Church and is very involved in the youth group, serves as the president of the Teen Advisory Board for the library, and is part of the leadership club to get more students involved in the Bridge Teen Center.

After high school, she plans to pursue zoology or veterinary sciences with a focus on providing care to exotic animals.