Virginia Student Leadership Week 2015


WHEREAS, schools sponsor student leadership activities to provide students with vital experience in exercising a voice of common concern, reconciling diverse interests, and selecting leaders; and

WHEREAS, student leaders are a positive influence on their peers, modeling good character and scholarship in and out of the classroom,  and serve as change agents to improve the overall climate and academic performance levels of their schools; and

WHEREAS, student leaders do not automatically develop sound leadership skills, but rather they require trained, dedicated faculty advisors to help them develop the central traits and characteristics of a leader and to provide the positive experiences necessary to expand their skills and foster their path to becoming effective leaders; and

WHEREAS, the support of school administrators, faculty, parents, and community members is necessary to help ensure the successful education of all emerging student leaders; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Student Leadership Week serves as an ideal time to bring attention to the important and integral contributions that student leaders and all student activities make in our Commonwealth and schools;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 20, 2015, as VIRGINIA STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.