Sydney Motl and McKinley Green, 10th grade students at Arkadelphia High School, were selected by the Sunrise Rotary Club to participate in the RYLA Leadership Conference Program at the 4-H Conference Camp in Ferncliff, Ark. The two students attended the event on April 5-8.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee. Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event vary from district to district, but commonly take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event's curriculum.