Freshman Hopes Leadership Training Will Help In Plans To End World Hunger

Freshman Hopes Leadership Training Will Help In Plans To End World Hunger

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Faris Jones speaks at the last day of the Ambassador Leadership Summit at Harvard University. She is standing with members of her team that looked for solutions to end world hunger.

Faris Jones, an upcoming freshman at West Grand, attended the Ambassador Leadership Summit held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For seven days in June, Jones was immersed in leadership training with others from 6th grade to 12th grade that had traveled from eleven other countries and across the nation. Participants were grouped in teams of 12, and Jones’ team members were from Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Colorado, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Mexico and Alabama.

Every day they participated in workshops. The students used ropes courses at Hale Reservation for team building exercises.

Her team completed a community service project that involved a lifesized board game for underprivileged youth. They also strategized to solve world hunger and presented a plan on the last day of the summit. Jones noted that Sunjay Nath, a motivational speaker, had a powerful message on peer pressure.

“I enjoyed every minute of it,” Jones says of her experience and longingly says, “It was too short. I wish it had been longer. I could have stayed there the whole summer.”

Jones had the opportunity to tour Boston and see the historical sites of Boston and saw the Old North Church, the Paul Revere House, USS Constitution, and walk along the Freedom Trail. She was able to tour another renowned campus, known as MIT, as well as the Harvard campus. They also visited the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Liz Bauer, West Grand Middle School Assistant Principal, had recommended Jones for the leadership training, and Jones hopes that she will be able to use her newly acquired training in high school and beyond. “I want to see more students working together to fix problems and to see the student body more involved in the community. I want us to represent more positively.” Jones hopes to be a member of Student Council and plans to play sports. She is

Liz Bauer, West Grand Middle School Assistant Principal, had recommended Jones for the leadership training, and Jones hopes that she will be able to use her newly acquired training in high school and beyond.

“I want to see more students working together to fix problems and to see the student body more involved in the community. I want us to represent more positively.” Jones hopes to be a member of Student Council and plans to play sports. She is

Jones hopes to be a member of Student Council and plans to play sports. She is the daughter of Dominique and Jeremy Jones.

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