Kiwanians award funds to future leaders

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Emily Krogman was surprised when she learned she was this year's recipient of a Kiwanis Club leadership camp scholarship.

She plans to put the skills she anticipates learning to good use.

"I'll present some of what I learned to the student council and encourage them on how to be better leaders and try to take more of a leadership role," she said.

Krogman will spend three days in June in Denver at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference where she'll learn critical-thinking skills, enhanced leadership skills, why how you think is as important as what you think and how to identify individual leadership strengths.

The Kiwanis Club has paid for a Moffat County High School sophomore to attend the conference for more than 12 years.

"They've done it for longer than I've been here," Kiwanian John Husband said. "We do it because it's an opportunity to help some promising youth pick up leadership skills and hear some motivational speakers."

Past recipients have returned with positive reports, MCHS counselor Paula Duzik said.

"(They) get a lot out of it," she said.

Students submit applications to the high school, and the four class deans chose the winner.

"I applied because I like to consider myself a leader at Moffat County High School and would like to learn more," Krogman said.

Krogman participates in jazz choir, is a sophomore student council representative, volunteers through the Key Club and is a member of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

She's looking forward to the opportunity.

"I'm really excited to meet new people," she said.

The Kiwanis Club contributes $150, which will cover all Krogman's expenses.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or ccurrie@craigdailypress.com.

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