To the Junior Class and Parents of the Junior Class:
The selection process for the 2019-2020 Peer Leadership Class is starting in February. Qualified juniors will be selected to be peer group leaders. The Peer Leadership program focuses on peer relationships by using problem-solving and group cohesion exercises, improvisational skits, and small group discussions help students adjust to school and cope with academic and social pressures. Seniors selected to become peer group leaders will lead weekly meetings with the eighth grade and participate in several school events.
The application/selection process includes the following criteria; 1. Application 2. Group Interview, and 3. Faculty and current peer leaders’ recommendations 4. final administrative approval. The top 22 applicants will be selected. Applications can be accessed, starting on Friday, February 1, from the Peer Leadership web page found on the activities page of the GRHS website. The application is due via Google Drive by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 22nd to Ms. Landgraber. The mandatory group interview is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm in the GRHS cafeteria.
The program requires a commitment of time and energy, dedication, and a desire to help and support others. Seniors who participate in this program are put in a position of leadership and develop a special rapport with other students. Underclassmen look up to Peer Leaders and are influenced by their behavior and attitudes. Every effort is made to select a diverse group of students, and in the process, we realize not everyone who applies can be selected. We understand that many students with fine leadership potential will be turned away.
Peer leaders are role-models on and off campus, and they are expected to refrain from the use of any illegal substances. In short, the Peer Leadership Program requires the seniors to assume more responsibility for their conduct. Part of this responsibility includes adhering to school rules and regulations and observing the law both in and out of school.
We hope parents and students will discuss the implications of this commitment to Peer Leadership before applications are submitted. We encourage all juniors to consider applying for this program.