Bayside Academy junior Rhia Tkac has been selected for the 2021 NFHS National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS).
The NSLS, sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), will be held in Indianapolis this summer. Rhia’s selection was based on her outstanding participation and leadership on the AHSAA Student Leadership Team, and she is one of only four students from Alabama chosen to attend the NFHS summit.
According to the NFHS, “The NSLS will focus on relevant and contemporary issues. Students will hone their leadership skills and realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school, community and state…. [The students] will be developing skills that will better prepare them to effectively lead/mentor their peers at school and be of service to their state association. By targeting specific topics, each student ambassador will learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with teammates, coaches/adult leaders and officials. They will learn conflict resolution techniques and how to be better communicators with peers and adults. Another topic that has gained in importance and popularity is ‘brain mapping.’ Our experts will systematically teach and model intentional and functional goal-setting techniques for today’s high school student leaders. The student ambassador will identify and develop their action plan to achieve the goals that they specify that are important to them. They will take the information they learn and replicate the process back home with their teammates and fellow students. Our young leaders will also learn the value of perspective and inclusion. Lastly, the students will participate in an exciting engagement with the local Indiana Special Olympics athletes for joint competition and share athletic experiences.”
The NFHS will provide the hotel room, materials, meals, local programming, and local transportation for the event, which will be held in July.