Chamber Executive Director Tyler Jacobs headed back to his old school on Friday, February 17 for the Leader in Me luncheon at Bucyrus Elementary School. “People of the community, we are going to be in good hands,” Tyler said.  “These students are enthusiastic, hard workers, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future of Bucyrus.”

The Elementary School is a Leader in Me school, and is hosting this leadership luncheon to showcase the many activities taking place to help develop the next generation of leaders in Bucyrus.

The Leader in Me luncheon is an opportunity for our students to put in to action the many leadership lessons they have been learning throughout the school year,” said third grade teacher Kim Haldeman. “We hosted a mini-assembly for student leaders and guests prior to the luncheon, where the members of the Student Lighthouse Team performed a 7 Habits skit as part of the entertainment.”

Second, third, fourth and fifth grade students served as greeters, tour guides, singers, servers and luncheon partners. Pre-school, kindergarten and first grade students prepared decorations including placemats, guest bookmarks and other various displays. The after-school program students created centerpieces and several BES art students displayed artwork.

“Student leaders met and greeted guests at the door and escorted them to the auditorium where they enjoyed positive leadership songs,” said Assistant Principal Timothy Souder. “Students took our guests on a tour of our building to highlight all the positive things happening at Bucyrus Elementary School.”

Tour guide booklets were created to assist in the student-led tours during the event. Family Advocate Marie Stuckman and school counselor Debra Breidenbach coached the students on tour guide etiquette and history about Bucyrus Elementary School.

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