Russellville Junior/Senior High School’s Ambassador Program is growing.
While a few members of the public relations arm of the RJSHS student body graduated in the spring, the number of ambassadors has grown to more than 30.
“Our program is off to a great start in year two,” said Brandon Blake, who is the RHS Assistant Principal and founder of the Ambassador Program. “Our focus this year is Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership is discussed at our meetings and reflected throughout all that we do. As our program continues to develop and grow, we strive to serve our school district and the students in meaningful ways, as well as function as an outreach to our community.”
The ambassadors greet new visitors to the school and give tours, welcome new students, serve as junior ambassadors to the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and most recently, on Friday, volunteered to teach Junior Achievement classes to students at Stevenson Elementary School.
Last Monday the group gathered with the people who’ve most influenced them – mainly their parents – for the annual Fall Ambassadors Luncheon at Federal Grove Bed and Breakfast in Auburn.
Russellville Police Department Det. Kenneth Edmonds, who helped choose this year’s ambassadors, was the guest speaker and encouraged the students to continue to work hard to represent their school well.
Blake was glad Edmonds could speak at the luncheon, which happened to fall on the same day Edmonds marked 24 years of service with the police department. As a regular visitor to RJSHS, Edmonds has been great influence on many students.
“He is not required to come to our school, but does so frequently to visit and get to know the students,” Blake said. “His counsel and support have been invaluable over the years.”