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MEETING ONE: Junior Grace Montgomery, freshman Izzy Whittaker, sophomore Kaitlyn Wilkie and sophomore Emma Arsnoe meet during B lunch on Feb. 18 in Smaka’s classroom to read passages about leadership to improve their leadership skills in volleyball. “I think leadership is something that is learned, it’s not something that is just naturally done,” Smaka said.

Leadership book club open to volleyball program

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 23, 2021

Volleyball coach Aaron Smaka has started a book club for the fourth time in his career for volleyball players interested in improving their leadership skills. Meetings take place once a week for five...

Athletes attend Women in Sports Leadership conference

Athletes attend Women in Sports Leadership conference

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief February 14, 2020

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Women In Sports Leadership Conference took place Feb. 2-3 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The 24th year of the conference will feature three keynote...

Teacher David Funk helps create a personalized schedule for one of many students that come to him for class advice. By having close connections with his students, Funk knows what will be best for their future

Funk forms a new ‘Central’; diminishes past stereotypes with new leadership

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief November 28, 2018

Take a left turn then journey through the tainted yellow halls of Central High School to the figurative core of the building: the second to last room on the right, or simply, Mr. Funk’s space. Space,...

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Nick Garvale, Reporter November 2, 2017

The Lakeshore Leadership Connections group met on Thursday Oct. 26, at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum eager to learn about the importance of leadership through the perspective of one of Grand Haven’s...

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