Junior Leadership Scholars Take Action


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Maeve Newton, Contributing Staff Writer

This year the Junior Class Leadership Scholars have taken on innovative projects that wrestle with global issues. As they kick-start the new year, they are ready to take action. 

The director of the Regina Dominican Leadership Institute, Mrs. Herrington, says, “It’s been very inspiring to see the Leadership Scholars grow…in areas such as confidence, voice, project implementation, and community impact.”

She adds, “Leadership Scholars develop a vision and design projects that have an amazing potential to make a positive difference in the world. The community and the world around us will be a better place thanks to these girls and their exciting new projects.”

The Junior Class Leadership Scholars consists of 16 girls, who are a part of three small group projects. These projects include issues surrounding education, the environment, and kids’ health and wellness. 

Tackling the educational disadvantages many children are faced with are Maura Heneghan, Abbey Farmer, Amy Regan, Anna Greifelt, Sophie Hoffman, Mckenna O’Brien, and Maeve Newton. These seven girls have set goals to collect school supplies and continue the yearly fundraising for a girl in Malawi, Africa to attend high school. Their group name is “Paws Up for Pencils” and they have started their project by raising awareness on social media. Give their Instagram a follow @rdhs_pufp. 

The next group is “Panther Planet,” raising awareness about the Earth’s environment. Jaydi Vasquez, Alicia Roque, Jackie Fuentes, Anne Berg, and Bridie Daly plan to inspire and inform the Regina community to take action and responsibility for the Earth’s environment. They are ready to invoke change and hope to have launched a website of their own by the end of the year to spread this important message even further. Keep an eye out for more to come on these environmental activists on their Instagram @gogreenregina. 

The Leadership Institute’s final junior group led by Sofia Rana, Kayla Smith, Mairead Lowry, Shannon Blunt, and Nabiha Ahsan are spreading awareness about the effects that homelessness can have on children. They plan to create care packages with the help of Regina girls to distribute to homeless children in hopes of boosting their mental health and welfare.

Stay tuned for more news on these leaders and their incredibly inspiring projects. They are compelling and teach us all to give back to the world and the people in it who need our help the most. Support the Junior Leadership Scholars and join them in making the world a better place.