Greater Green Bay Teen Leadership graduating Class of 2019 announced

05/09/2019

Greater Green Bay Teen Leadership Class of 2019

Green Bay, Wis.­ - (May 9, 2019) - The Partners in Education program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber celebrated the graduation of the Greater Green Bay Teen Leadership Class of 2019 last night at Backstage at the Meyer in downtown Green Bay.

The Greater Green Bay Teen Leadership program welcomes high school sophomores from throughout the Greater Green Bay Area who applied to the program that began in June 2018. They participate in monthly, daylong experiential sessions and manage small group projects that build and strengthen skills, knowledge and experiences that prepare them to be effective partners for positive change in the Greater Green Bay area.

Throughout the program, students conquered challenges, practiced leadership skills and engaged in conversation with community leaders to learn from their experiences and apply the Student Leadership Challenge’s Five Practices for Exemplary Leadership to their own lives.  

This year’s class members come from the following schools. Student names are listed below.

Ashwaubenon High School
Bay Port High School
De Pere High School
Green Bay East High School
Green Bay Preble High School
Green Bay Southwest High School
John Dewey Academy of Learning
Kewaunee High School
NEW Lutheran High School
Notre Dame de la Baie Academy
Pulaski High School
Seymour Community High School
West De Pere High School
Wrightstown High School

In presentations about their projects, students shared their experiences about their small group community projects, which this year included:

  • Supporting and thanking our veterans with cards – cards created by children in our community.
  • Promoting wellness to the general public through healthy, teen taste-tested recipes with ingredients accessible to the average teen, including distributing recipes to the community.
  • Creating personalized care packages for children with cancer to support them emotionally throughout their experience.
  • Remodeling and decorating a room at Wellspring, a daytime women’s shelter that empowers women and partner with St. John’s Homeless Shelter.
  • Conducting a food drive in area schools to donate to Paul’s Pantry – spreading kindness and hope to others.

The event was sponsored by the George Kress Foundation and Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

Congratulations to these Teen Leadership Green Bay students of the class of 2019:

Ashwaubenon High School

Trevor Rouse

Bay Port High School

Olivia D’Souza
Grace Marquardt
Eden Witt

De Pere High School

Maya Beyler
Emily Blomquist
Mansha Ghai
Natalie Hamacher
Ngan Ho
Emma Marvil
Jack Meeuwsen
Sarah Mirkes

Green Bay East High School

Jaime Alvarez
Olivia Hungerford
Samantha Johnson
Matthew Lampshire

Green Bay Preble High School

Emily Metcalf
Alexis Peterson

Green Bay Southwest High School

Tanisa Thomas

John Dewey Academy of Learning

Myles Chung
Micah Schubring

Kewaunee High School

Cierra Brann
Morgan Hrivnak

NEW Lutheran High School

Jaclyn Wise

Notre Dame de la Baie Academy

Briana Fitzgerald
Anna Zimmermann
Ava Van Straten

Pulaski High School

Anna Balstad
Gracie DeKeyser
William Murphy

Seymour Community High School

Sydney Blau

West De Pere High School

Joshua Blount
Rebekah Buboltz
Emma Feldhausen
Myles Jensen
Jocelyn Johnson
Lydia McMorrow
Reese Radloff

Wrightstown High School

Lauren Boettcher
Lauren Broman

Greater Green Bay Teen Leadership began as a Leadership Green Bay Class of 1999 project called Teen Leadership Green Bay. Leadership Green Bay is also a program of the Chamber that focuses on the five practices and 10 commitments of exemplary leadership.

Learn more at www.greatergbc.org/teenleadership.

Contact: April Pingel, youth development manager, Greater Green Bay Chamber, 920.593.3404 or apingel@greatergbc.org