Leadership conference

Juniors Callie Lewis, daughter of Jonathan and Sherry Lewis, and Edgardo Lara, son of Jairo Lara and Karina Perez Paez, represented West Bladen High School at the Fall 2017 Seventh Congressional District Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Congressman David Rouzer.

They were joined by Masae Coleman from East Bladen High.

The conference, held at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center in Clinton, is conducted in coordination with the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center of North Carolina State University and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Speakers and activities for the program focus on values-based leadership and the personal traits and qualities that lead to lasting success, inspire students, and open future opportunities for them.