L-W West JKB student leaders host Freshman Seminar Monday, September 24, 2012
The J. Kyle Braid (JKB) student-athlete leaders presented a seminar to the Lincoln-Way West High School freshmen during school advisory periods recently.
Topics discussed with students included options for standing up to peer pressure and the importance of positive decision making throughout their high school years and beyond.
The Freshman Seminar is a program for all Lincoln-Way West freshmen that is presented during their advisory periods for the purpose of helping students transition into high school. The program was designed by Christine Ziengenfuss, Lincoln-Way West social worker, and Laura Erlenbaugh, Lincoln-Way West psychologist.
"The Freshman Seminar was put together for freshmen students and presented by our junior and senior JKB student leaders with the knowledge and understanding that high school students are more likely to appreciate information reinforced with discussion by other older teens after they have been taught the same message by parents, teachers, and other adults," noted Dr. Monica Schmitt, principal.
The J. Kyle Braid student leaders are: Jake Bohne, Katie Brncich, Hannah Chesley, Ryan Curry, Maxine Krol, Jake Robbins, Adam Webb, and Kara Winans.
The JKB leaders have all travel to Colorado for a week of leadership training at the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Ranch. The Braids developed this program to teach young people to think through the consequences of their actions before they act and to develop skills to help their peers make good conscious decisions.