The student population at Delia School northeast of Drumheller grew by a bunch today as the school hosted a leadership conference for the Prairieland Regional Division for the third year.

"We're working with junior high students to try and get them to tap their inner leadership qualities and realize that any one person can make a difference in someone else's life," explained event organizer Ellen Vanderkolk, who is a teacher at Delia School.

"We're trying to focus on community involvement this year," she continued. "The idea is that they then go back to their home communities and they engage community groups or leaders in their community and try and find some project to help improve their own community."

Students from around the Prairieland Division have been divided into working groups and will hear speakers talk about everything from leadership to social media. They will stay overnight Thursday, then come up with their own community involvement and leadership ideas to take back home with them.

"The students really appreciate the ability to get to know kids from other schools their own age because we have little schools," noted Vanderkolk. "Junior high kids are passionate about projects when they come up with the idea or the topic themselves; they're far more engaged in following and carrying out their plans."

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick… is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide