Nearly two dozen students were inducted into the LEO Club on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at New Braunfels High School. The Leo Club is an opportunity for middle and high school students to embrace leadership abilities and to develop them for the next stage of life. New members and officers were installed during the ceremony.
Members of the LEO Club are student volunteers who are looking to positively impact the community and world by giving back and committing to service. The LEOs are part of the Lions International Club, and NBHS LEOs are sponsored by the New Braunfels Noon Lions. Through this program, students have mentorship of community service and leadership, according to NBHS LEO Sponsor Christine Ziese. The Lions also offer guidance, experience and knowledge for young people. The New Braunfels Noon Lion LEO Club Sponsor for NBISD is Cameron Bradfute.
Currently, there are 38 LEO Club members at NBHS, Ziese said. New members who were inducted during the ceremony include:
Officers Inducted and Installed:
Vian Ozuna, President
Haley Torres, Vice President
Cecily Salas, Vice President
Caitlin Tamez, Secretary
Bernice Hoang, Treasurer
Misha Patel, Publicist
NBHS and NGC new members
Cecilia De Los Santos
ORMS new members
Members of the club meet at least once a month after school. Club members build each other up by celebrating successes, working together for common goals, and creating an inclusive environment by planning, executing and reporting about club created and driven events and activities. Students obtain volunteer hours based on their commitment to activities, but most members attain 30-plus hours per year. Awards are given for those who earn 50 to 100 service hours.
Past LEO Club activities have included volunteering at the Comal County Fair Parade, Friends of the Library, Wurstfest, White Cane Day, Eyeglass Collection, Relay for Life, Battle of the Band, Team Building at the U.S.S. Lexington, Chalk the Walk and much more.
At NBMS there are 22 members in the LEO Club, said sponsor Anna Wright. Due to a scheduling conflict, many NBMS LEO Club members were not present at the induction ceremony. “The rest of our members are 8th graders that will be inducted on November 2nd at our next meeting,” Wright said.
Students who would like to learn more about the LEO Club, can get information from Room 213 at NBHS or by emailing email@example.com. At ORMS, students can contact sponsor Camilla Hubbard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. NBMS students interested in LEO Club can contact Anna Wright at email@example.com.