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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00 am

A new afterschool sixth grade student club at Picture Rocks Intermediate School, has participated in a variety of community outreach and service activities this school year. The “Leadership Club” currently consists of eighteen students, nominated by teachers, all of whom exhibit high academic performance, exemplary behavior, and good citizenship and leadership.

During the school year, students have volunteered at the Picture Rocks Community Center serving thanksgiving dinner, sponsored a Red Ribbon decorating contest promoting anti-drug messages, and created special Valentine cards for children hospitalized at the University of Arizona Medical Center Diamond Children’s. Currently students are actively engaged in developing appreciation letters to send to military personnel serving overseas. The Leadership Club will complete the school year with an exciting educational field trip to the Arizona State Capital Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I am delighted with the interest our students have shown through the Leadership Club,” says Kathy Provencio, counselor Picture Rocks Intermediate School. “It is important that our students are provided the opportunity to learn through leadership that their action can set a positive example for others. The positive choices they make have the ability to successfully contribute to the well-being of others in our greater community.”

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