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April 2012 News Releases

Hayden High School Leadership Challenge Event winners to be presented scholarships to Washburn University

Five Hayden High School students will be presented scholarships to Washburn University for winning Washburn’s Leadership Challenge Event® (LCE) at 10:45 a.m. at the Hayden High School gym. Students receiving the scholarship are: Brogan Barry, Zach Dodd, Zach Haverkamp, Lauren Hutley and Brooke LaRue.

Twelve high schools and six colleges from Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska competed in Washburn University Leadership Institute’s LCE®, March 29-30 at Washburn University. At LCE® the students gained perspective on their personal leadership strengths, weaknesses and styles and they had to compete to fulfill the challenges and overcome the obstacles placed before them in a manner that demonstrates exemplary leadership knowledge and execution. The college division winner was Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan.

LCE® was created to encourage leadership development by offering participants education, hands-on experience and recognition in a competitive environment. LCE® simulates the real-world process of leadership through a two-day event consisting of a half-day leadership conference, followed by a full-day live, interactive leadership simulation competition. LCE® was designed by students in the Washburn Leadership Institute. The LCE® simulation is a unique interactive leadership competition unlike any other leadership development event. Not only did LCE® showcase future leaders, it enhanced networking opportunities for all participants, including students, advisers and more than 40 student and 60 community volunteers.

The Washburn University Leadership Institute sponsors LCE®. For more information, contact Jeff Mott, director, Washburn Leadership Institute, at (785) 670-2001.


  Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153