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Local students benefit from leadership camp


Dawn Graves

Jake Johnson, Cassy Ross and Megan Neal describe the activities and lessons they encountered during their six-day RYLA trip to Sidney Rotary members on Monday. RYLA is a leadership camp sponsored by the Rotary club held in Halsey, Nebr. each year.

Three area students attended the Great Plains Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at Halsey 4-H camp, bringing home lessons on leadership, team-building skills and memories.

Megan Neal and Cassy Ross of Sidney and Jake Johnson of Potter gave a slideshow presentation for Sidney Rotary members at Buffalo Point on Monday, speaking about the benefits of attending the six-day camp last month – particularly the bonds they formed with their fellow participants.

"I think all of us, our favorite part was meeting all the people," said Ross, a senior at Sidney High School. "When I came, I knew no one –...

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