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Bishop students learn to unleash the leaders within themselves

"Ladies and gentlemen, today I would like to talk about the beginning with the end in mind and end goals and how I apply those in my life."

 

 
 
These were the opening remarks of 8-year-old Isabella Avram during a speech at Bishop Elementary School's first Leadership Day.

 

 

 
 
"My end goal when I grow up, is to be the first female president of the United State of America. I want to work on equality towards men and woman," she continued.

 

 

 
 
The May 26 event was the culmination of students adopting "The Leader In Me," a book that stresses a process of leadership and cooperative life skills.

 

 

 
 
Bishop principal Suzanne Cicala heard about the book and began visiting schools that adopted the process, which aims to create a culture of student empowerment by stressing seven habits: being proactive, beginning with an end goal in mind, putting first things first, thinking about how everyone can benefit to create win-win scenarios, listening before speaking, synergizing and creating balance in life.

 

 

 
 
"Today is a way for our students to practice their leadership skills in a practical setting," said Cicala. "By having visitors come, they can practice the skills that they have been learning."
 
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