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The Leader in Me: Creating Future Leaders in Butler County

North Butler Elementary Drama Club students.

On March 17, Morgantown Elementary held their second annual Leadership Day.  This past Friday, April 14, North Butler Elementary held their first Leadership Day.  Both schools showcased their very-talented students, and the community got a glimpse of its future leaders. Examples of the the 7 Habits and Life Skills were on display: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.

Mrs. Sherry Clark's class at Morgantown Elementary.
Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard spoke about the programs at the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in March.
"Why we need Leader In Me (LIM) in our schools? Butler County School system serves 79% disadvantaged population ranging from rural to public housing.  We have a 73% College Career Readiness and a high school graduation rate of 93%," stated Howard.

MES students sharing their Leadership Notebooks.
What businesses are saying....
"Employees are lacking basic soft skills and workforce training."
"We are seeing that workers lack responsibility to get up and go to work everyday... they want to take the easy route."
"Not onl is formal education key to future success, it is equally important for children to gain confidence early in life and see themselves as leaders."
"It isn't about being tthe most important leader it is about being a leader."
Thus the need for Leader In Me in our school system.

NBES student and their dragon.
Community engagement is helping the school district make LIM happen with over $76,000 invested in our youth for a better community.
Corporate Level $10,000 and above:
-Delta Faucet
-Barren River Area Development District

PBI Community Bank President Jennifer Hammer at MES.
Gold Level $5,000-$9,999
-Ingram Brothers
-Morgantown -Butler County Chamber of Commerce
-PBI Bank

Barry Anderson of Hilliard Lyons presents Supt. Howard with a check for Leader In Me.
Silver Level $1,000-$4,999
-Morgantown Bank & Trust
-Henderson Land Surveying
-Mike and Katherine Jennings
-Building Bridges for Life
-McDonalds
-Hilliard Lyons
Bronze Level Up to $999
-StarTek
-Bluegrass Oral Health
-C & L Collision Center and Used Cars
-Parkway Cars and Tires
-Smith Funeral Home
-Logan Telephone Cooperative
-Corvac
Supt. Howard speaking with a NBES student.

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