“We are excited to partner with high schools across the country through Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders,” said Chick-fil-A representative Rodney Bullard. “Our goal is to engage students and equip them with the tangible leadership tools they need to impact their communities.”
Terrell High School students interested in participating in the program had to submit an application and request recommendations from teachers. Students were selected based on teacher recommendations, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school and community organizations.
“I was incredibly proud to see the students working together to achieve something for their community,” said Veronica Johnson, Terrell High School teacher and PALS sponsor. “In class they earn individual grades, but this weekend they worked toward a common goal together, and that was a huge deal for me to see as their teacher.”