First Posted: 12/7/2009
To the Editor,
For the past 12 months, I have been lucky enough to be a part of Youth Leadership Surry. YLS is a program spearheaded by the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce intended to teach high school students about the different aspects, leaders, and opportunities that our county has to offer. I was introduced to this program back in November of 2008, while I was still in my junior year of high school. Now, finishing up my second to last semester in the school system, I feel this program has been one of, if not the most helpful experiences of my four years as a Granite Bear.
YLS is an amazing opportunity that I feel every student should be offered at least once before they go off to bigger and better things. Knowing now what this program has taught me and opened my eyes to, I have found a new love and respect for Surry County. I wish to extend a heart-felt thank you to everyone that helped put on this amazing program and for letting me be a part of it. The lessons Ive learned and the people Ive met can only help me in my future. Thank you to all of you!