BHS’s Emerging Leaders help clean up Youngstown

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Neighbors | Submitted.Many of Boardman's staff and administration joined the school's Emerging Leaders group on United Way's Day of Caring to help Youngstown. Pictured are, from left, (front) Rithika Vangal, Alexandra Morar, Judy Garzanich, Ava Colaluca, Emma Arduin, George Morar, Sophia McGee, Tessa Katcher, Madison Perez, Raegan Burkey, Mrs. Safarek; (middle) Mrs. Fernback, Haley Lowe, Siena Larrick, Alissa Sipus, Mrs. Rassega, Ms. Bott; (back) Mr. Zocolo, Marissa Kurelko, Austin Jones, Ashley Saxton, Mr. Saxton, Alicia Saxton, Molly Slater, Nathaniel Hunter, Dylan Gurski, Nick Torres, Ivan Bosnjak, Mason Rassega, Mr. Jadue and Kaylin Burkey.


Neighbors | Submitted.Boardman High School's Emerging Leaders group scraped sidewalks in Youngstown in an effort to clean up the city and "fight blight" on Sept. 1


Neighbors | Submitted.Emerging Leader Tessa Katcher helped clean up Youngstown on Sept. 1. The Emerging Leaders group aims to foster tomorrow’s leaders by providing them with leadership experiences while in school.


Neighbors | Submitted.Director of Operations Jack Zocolo lifted a wheelbarrow of weeds and other growth on Sept. 1 with the United Way and Boardman's Emerging Leaders group. The group's advisor is English teacher Dana Safarek.


Neighbors | Submitted.Boardman's Emerging Leaders joined the United Way on their Day of Caring. Pictured, from left, are Kaylin Burkey, Assistant Principals Morris Jadue and Anne Bott, Nick Torres, teacher Dana Safarek, Madison Perez and Head Principal Cindy Fernback.

Boardman High School’s Emerging Leaders club joined with the United Way to “fight blight“ on Sept. 1.

The club scraped sidewalks throughout Youngstown in order to make them usable again for the United Way’s Day of Caring.

Anne Bott, former Emerging Leaders adviser, organized the day with the United Way. The current adviser, Dana Safarek, led the students on the day.

Boardman High School staff also helped out throughout the event, including Superintendent Tim Saxton, Principal Cindy Fernback and Assistant Principals Anne Bott and Moris Jadue. Boardman’s leadership team, comprised of Director of Operations Jack Zocolo, Director of Special Education Mark Zurra and Curriculum Director Jared Cardillo, also assisted the club.

All Boardman High School students can join the Emerging Leaders. The club aims to foster tomorrow’s leaders by providing them with leadership experiences while in school. The group works hard to help the community. A speaker visits the club once a month to talk to the students about leadership. Safarek organized an “entrepreneurs in the valley“ theme for this year’s speakers, so people like Steve Cocca will come and talk to the future leaders.

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