Hurricane Town Elem Celebrates Leadership Day

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Some students in Putnam County took time away from their textbooks to show off their leadership skills.

Hurricane Town Elementary was recognized as a "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School earlier this year.

On Tuesday, the school celebrated that accomplished by sponsoring a "Leadership Day" to demonstrate its efforts to reinforce the Covey Organization's "7 Habits of Leadership" model.

"They use the language at home," Principal Debbie Spicer said. " Mom, I'm being proactive. I have to put first things first. I have to do all of my homework, then I'll go outside and play. They have organized their entire life and it's spilled right into the whole family."

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and the First Lady attended the festivities.

The students participated in a variety of events, including a wax museum and Santa's workshop. As business leaders and parents walked through the wax museum the students talked to them about important leaders and how they have impacted generations with their good leadership.

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