KMS students participate in JLS

by Kim Howe
Kaiserslautern Middle School

Kaiserslautern Middle School said goodbye to seven successful students Jan. 11 –

but only for a week.

The KMS students attended the 2009 Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Junior Leadership Seminar in Oberwesel, Germany, from Jan. 11 to 16.

While there, KMS students were honored to accept a donation from the Kisling Academy Association, an organization dedicated to promoting strong leaders. Tech. Sgt. Gary Swanson addressed the students departing for JLS. He discussed the importance of good leadership skills and how these leadership qualities are a significant part of their current and future successes.

The seminar was a six-day event for seventh and eighth grade students. Students attended classes and performed activities to develope leadership skills for school and for the future.

Students who wish to represent their schools at JLS are required to submit an application and essay. The students are then interviewed by the JLS Selection Committee, which includes teachers and an administrator.

Students who have completed this process are then evaluated using specific criteria and selected for the limited slots available.

KMS is proud of the capable students who participatd in this wonderful opportunity to join with other students from all over Europe in developing their leadership skills.