Lighthouse School Student Attends National Leadership Conference
Beaver Island Lighthouse School senior Diksha Gurung joined over 500 students from across the U.S. at a national leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Gurung was selected to attend the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Student Leadership Academy Conference held November 19-22. Students at the conference participated in leadership sessions designed to energize, empower, and keep them committed to the legacy of leadership within in their school and community. Lighthouse School students joined JAG earlier this year. It is a national program dedicated to preventing drop outs among at-risk young people and preparing them for jobs and post-secondary education. Lighthouse School teachers selected Gurung to attend the conference because she has been a proven leader at the school. Besides attending the conference, Gurung also had an opportunity to do some sightseeing in Washington D.C. She was accompanied by Northwest Michigan Works! Youth Advisor Dana Venhuizen.