Campbellsville Middle School students participating in Campbellsville University’s leadership program recently had fun during a team-building exercise.
Students met at Campbellsville University and then divided into groups. They were asked to each tie a string around a marker.
Then, they selected a word that represents a leadership quality and were challenged to write the word with the marker, but only by holding the strings.
Some words were very easy to read, while others weren’t.
Words written included service, helpful, trust, teamwork and more.
Afterward, students thought about how they could have approached the task differently, to make their word more legible.
State Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, also spoke to the students about this year’s legislative session, which is under way now.
Carney said seven bills were passed in the first week of the session, which has never happened before.
He said many of the bills will impact Kentucky, such as the right to work bill, the pro-life law, repealing prevailing wage and much more.
The CU leadership group is called LOCK, which stands for Leaders of Central Kentucky.
The group of CMS eighth-graders chosen to participate – along with students from Green County and from Taylor County middle schools – will participate in several activities throughout the 2016-2017 school year to learn leadership and other skills.
The group’s next trip will be a visit to the state capitol in Frankfort.
CMS students participating in the CU leadership program include Abi Wiedewitsch, Arren Hash, Ana Clara Moura, Zaquan Cowan, Kameron Smith, Hassan Alabusalim, Taylor Knight, Clark Kidwell, John Orberson, Kenzi Forbis and Tristin Faulkner.
CMS eighth-graders John Orberson, at left, and Kameron Smith participate in the string team-building exercise.
CMS eighth-graders Zaquan Cowan, at left, and Hassan Alabusalim participate in the string team-building exercise.
CMS eighth-grader Ana Clara Moura participates in the string team-building exercise.
CMS eighth-graders Abi Wiedewitsch, at left, and Kenzi Forbis participate in the string team-building exercise.
State Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, talks to students about this year’s legislative session.
CMS eighth-graders participating in this year’s CU leadership program are, from left, front, Taylor Knight, Clark Kidwell, Zaquan Cowan, Hassan Alabusalim and Abi Wiedewitsch. Back, advisor Courtney Mills, Ana Clara Moura, Kenzi Forbis, Kameron Smith, John Orberson, Tristin Faulkner and Arren Hash.