Summit Elementary students show what it means to be a leader

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Dozens of projects line the hall as students show off for the eighth annual leadership day event.

Project topics ranged from math funding to proposed community events.

Students spent weeks creating their projects, which teachers say is a good showing of leadership ability.

"Really, we are teaching them how to be leaders through the entire year. and so this is really just a way for them to show off those skills that they've been taught." Said Jennifer Wilson, a teacher at Summit Elementary.

Students in all grade levels created a project based off the theme "the leader in me".

Friday event featured an opening song followed by two hours of presentations from students.

One of them says each student has an idea about what it means to be a leader-including him.

"For me, it's just use your best qualities at all times. Don't do anything like super outrageously bad or anything. Just use your best qualities at all times." Said Cutler Griswold, a student at Summit.

Students were encouraged to put as much creativity into their projects as possible.

The goal is to have them learn these skills as they move on into the next phase of school and into real life.