The Lenihan Intermediate School student leadership group known as Ricochet graduated 57 students during a ceremony held May 2. Students completed leadership training and several student-driven service projects throughout the year.
“We did several fundraising projects, planned a school dance, restocked our school’s food pantry, cleaned our school grounds, and did a small scale book drive for our students who had homes destroyed by the tornado,” said Lenihan teacher Diane Simpson. “The year was capped off by our yearly leadership panel where students get to hear from community leaders about their leadership experiences, and then the graduation ceremony. It was another great learning year.”
Community leaders included in the leadership panel discussion (from left, above) were: City Council member Bill Martin, Marshalltown High School Associate Principal Deb Holsapple, Marshalltown Police Department Sgt. Casee Veren, Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, Big Brother Big Sisters Director Lynne Carroll, KFJB Operations Director Kyle Martin, Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, Emerson Human Resources Manager Sarah Erikson and Lenihan PE teacher Casey Moberly.