May 30th through June 2nd, three Richmond High School students are participating in the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar at USM in Gorham.
This year Raquel Giannelli is representing RHS as an ambassador. Sam DeRaps and Emma Carbone are participating as alumni consultants.
For more information about the MYL Seminar, please see the WCSH segment here and the information below.
Each year more than 120 high school sophomores from all across Maine are invited to participate in this energetic event designed to develop personal leadership skills. Local leaders and decision-makers donate their time and expertise to our seminar program. Senator Angus King, Survivor winner Bob Crowley, and comedian/motivational speaker Bill Picard are just a few of the talented presenters; students also partake in group decision-making exercises, public speaking opportunities, creative problem solving, and hands-on volunteer projects. A dance and talent show are two of the social activities where students have an opportunity to make lasting friendships with their peers.
Each fall we send notices to all accredited high schools in Maine by email and invite the guidance counselor or principal to nominate a sophomore student to our spring seminar. Each school determines its own selection criteria and interest. Once a student is nominated by their school and we receive their complete nomination form, we mail a registration packet to confirm their participation. Schools are also asked to nominate an alternate student.