Lancaster Leadership Academy
Supplemental Application Requirements
The requirements must be completed and submitted by their due dates in order to finalize your application to the Leadership Academy. Questions regarding any of the tasks should be addressed to Mr. Skowron (room 242) or Mrs. Eberhart (room 244).
Task #1: Complete On-Line Application
- Complete on-line Academy Application
Task #2: Writing Sample - Due by February 10, 2017
q Type a letter to the “Members of the Leadership Academy Committee” describing an experience when you made a positive difference for a group or an individual.
q Include at least two specific details to describe this experience.
q Identify and discuss at least two personal skills and traits you used.
q Explain one important lesson you learned from this experience.
q Describe two ways this experience impacted you.
q Describe two ways this experience impacted the group or individual.
Task #3: Teacher Recommendations - Distribute by February 10, 2017
q Distribute recommendations to 3 LHS teachers by February 10, 2017. (Pick up in room 242)
Task #4: Parent Letter - Due by February 10, 2017
q A parent/guardian is required to write a letter on your behalf describing a time when you made a positive difference in the lives of others.
q This letter should detail as much as possible the situation(s) and the skills and talents you utilized.
q Review the attached letter with your parent/guardian
q The letter must be returned to room 242 in a sealed envelope by February 10, 2017.
Task #5: Video Speech
q Each applicant must deliver a 60-90 second speech.
q This speech will be videotaped for viewing by the entire Leadership Academy Application Committee as part of the application process.
q Appointments for speeches will be held before and after school on Wednesday, February 8, and Thursday, February 9.
q You must sign up for an appointment in room 242 by February 7, 2017.
q Your speech should be about yourself and can include as many of the following topics as you like during the 60-90 seconds.
q You should not attempt to address every single topic.
q Give examples and detailed explanations about the topics you choose.
q You may refer to notes during your speech.
- Explain your personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Who or what motivates you?
- What does leadership mean to you?
- Who is your hero? Why?
- Explain a positive relationship you have had with an adult.
- Explain accomplishments other than those written in your essay.
- Share your personal motto or quote you live by.
- Explain your future plans or aspirations
- What is important to you? Why?
- Any other topic relevant to you