Prospect teen develops leadership strategies

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Prospect teenager William Flormann at the National Young Leaders State Conference in Wakefield, Mass. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
WAKEFIELD, Mass. — William Flormann, 13, of Prospect joined outstanding students from throughout New England in at the National Young Leaders State Conference in Wakefield, Mass. Feb. 10 through Feb. 12.

Themed Courageous Leadership, the conference helps young scholars take an introspective and highly-personalized assessment of their leadership skills and abilities.

Throughout the four day program, scholars worked to build a “toolkit” of strategies to help them successfully dream, create and implement plans that will change how they view their role as leaders in their community.

“The conference was a life changing experience and I was just fortunate to be nominated and able to go,” said Flormann, in a prepared statement. “By the time I left the conference the people around me had become my friends. This friendship highlighted the greatest and most important leadership quality of all. … Trust in those around you.”

Flormann is an honor student at Long River Middle School where he is president of the eighth grade class.