From The Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce High School Diplomats learned about law, safety, and justice on Tuesday with a St. Clair County Law Enforcement Training Center tour and spent some time on the shooting range. This was a very educational experience for these students, and they all enjoyed their time there. The Chamber would like to thank the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office for making this tour possible and taking the time to share valuable information with the students.
Chamber High School Diplomats are chosen each year from juniors and seniors of Leeds High School. These students have the opportunity to tour local businesses to learn more about career paths and career opportunities as they develop their own plans for the future.
These students also attend monthly chamber of commerce luncheons on a rotating basis throughout the school year and work at the different chamber and community events. Their community service through this program helps develop them as leaders, educate them about the chamber of commerce and business, give them a bigger picture of how businesses work and career opportunities here in the greater Leeds area should they decide to get a job here after college. Students also make vital contacts that can be instrumental in helping them succeed in life.
High School Diplomats also have the opportunity to earn a scholarship. Recipients are chosen based on their performance as a Diplomat throughout the school year and awarded in the spring.
For more information about the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce High School Diplomat Program or other chambers of commerce programs, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001.