JOPLIN, Mo. – Seven McAuley Catholic High School students were named as part of the 2018-2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program through the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The TLT program brings students together with business and community leaders to identify and discuss community issues, leadership and career opportunities. McAuley participants include Tianna Carrillo, Johanna Damaso, Claire Lowry, Mary Pham, Madison Szell, Nathan Taylor and Medland Wallace.
“The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program is a true recognition of our student’s commitment to being better leaders in the community,” said McAuley Principal Tracey Welch. “We’re pleased to have so many students play an active role in current endeavors.”
The 2018-2019 program includes six sessions of community service to the future of the area. The mission of the TLT program is to develop leadership skills in youth who will generate positive action within the community and help resolve future challenges.
Selection for the TLT is a two-step process with an application as well as an interview. The program is open to high school seniors and each class consists of about 40 students.
About Joplin Area Catholic Schools
Founded in 1885 by Sister Catherine McAuley’s Sisters of Mercy, the Joplin Area Catholic Schools System serves the greater Joplin community to educate Catholic and non-Catholic children from Preschool through grade 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School, St. Peter’s Catholic Middle School and McAuley Catholic High School. JACSS’ goal is to teach young people to integrate Christian values into all aspects of life. The system endeavors to graduate young adults who are effective witnesses to the presence of Christ in the world. Visit www.JACSS.org for more information about the schools.