RGV LEAD Ambassadors Virtual Orientation

Vol. 2, Iss. 8 | April 2021

Take a folding canopy, support it with several spokes, join them in the center, lift them up, and what do you get? You’ll get a gigantic RGV LEAD umbrella. RGV LEAD has many initiatives under its umbrella, but one that is near and dear to its heart is the RGV LEAD Student Ambassador program. Each year, RGV LEAD provides a leadership orientation to incoming Ambassadors. The goal is for the new Ambassadors to clearly understand their roles and responsibilities in the coming school year. 

Newly elected Ambassadors teamed up with students from Rio Grande Valley to listen to motivational speeches about leadership characteristics: senior RGV LEAD Ambassador, Orientation. Oneida V. Molina from Los Fresnos High School gave the welcoming address, followed by Antonio Espinoza, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Norma Salaiz, a member of the RGV LEAD Board of Directors and former Executive Officer, led the discussion on Ambassador commitments and shared examples of campus services Ambassadors can provide in the coming school year. Janie Johnston Lopez, an RGV LEAD contractor, followed, discussing leadership characteristics. Mrs. Juanita Baldwin of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) inspired many students with her keynote message on leadership development.

The training concluded with a dynamic campus and community service presentation by the Sharyland Pioneer High School Ambassadors. Students were given ideas on fantastic initiatives they could implement in their districts. 

RGV LEAD thanks the Ambassador participants and sponsors and looks forward to hearing about their leadership experiences in the 2021-2022 school year. 

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