Leah McDowell, a former Martin Petitjean Elementary student, spoke about the Leader in Me Program to the Rotary Club of Corwley, which has effected her life tremendously. On hand Tuesday were, from left, program organizer John Suire, McDowell, Raven Babineaux, President Pat Miers and special guest Superintendent John Bourque.
It isn't often that someone can send a 9-year-old as a replacement speaker and it works perfectly.
Kim Cummins was at one point scheduled to serve as guest speaker for Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley. When she realized she wouldn’t be able to make it, she called upon not only a girl with great knowledge of the Leader in Me Program, but a program participant.
Leah McDowell has long-since been one of Martin Petitjean Elementary School’s shining examples of the great success the program has created. That’s why she has spoken at educational symposiums with 500 or 1,000 educators sitting, staring and listening to her every word.