The Cicero-North Syracuse High School STAR Leadership Program kicked off the year by holding its first two seminars Tuesday Feb. 8, and Thursday Feb. 10. Over 200 students listened to former C-NS Career Center coordinator Ellie Peavey discuss resume building and Bill Byrne, chairman of the board of Byrne Dairy, discuss social etiquette. Resume building topics ranged from proper formatting to the vital information needed on a resume, while Mr. Byrne taught students proper etiquette in and out of the workplace.
The program, which stands for Students Taking Active Roles, was designed and is being facilitated by students enrolled in the leadership classes at C-NS. The program consists of seminars led by members of the business community on a wide array of topics. The topics for the 2010 - 2011 school year are: resume building, social etiquette, time management, and around the world diversity.
C-NS students that choose to participate in the program must meet an attendance requirement for the seminars along with completing a community project outside of school that displays their leadership skills. Students who complete the program will be recognized at graduation by wearing a blue leadership cord.
Submitted by Mike Lucia.