Leaders of non-profits speak to students about importance of community service

GORHAM — Gorham Middle High School will join thousands of schools throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world to celebrate National Student Leadership Week, April 16-22, presented by National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.

The week is dedicated to recognizing and reinforcing the important role of student leaders. The theme for this year’s event is "Making a World of Difference."

National Student Leadership Week is celebrated each April to highlight and encourage student leadership and service in the nation’s schools. This year’s National Student Leadership Week celebration aims to encourage students to think globally and act locally to make a difference in their schools, communities and beyond. In conjunction with the theme, student leaders at Gorham Middle High School have planned special activities to showcase the many ways involvement as student leaders helps prepare young people for their roles in life.

On Monday, April 16, leaders of local non-profit organizations spoke to students on behalf of service within the community. The idea was to show students that there are different ways to make a "world of difference." To end leadership week, there will be a recognition ceremony on Friday, April 22, for all the leaders in GMHS from various clubs.

To learn more about National Student Leadership Week, visit www.nhs.us