Posted on November 12, 2015 · Posted in Academic News, Blog, Testimonials

josiahJosiah Jurevis ’17

Mark Twain Grade School

“St. Laurence has provided the perfect environment for me to develop my leadership skills through in-school seminars by our successful alumni and leadership training in the classroom. Our unique StL STEM curriculum has allowed me to advance in leadership daily in group projects and classwork. St. Laurence has also given me a great deal of hands on opportunities such as giving speeches, serving as a tour guide, and even co-teaching a leadership class to incoming freshman. I have been blessed to serve as the CEO of the leadership committee as a sophomore, where we tackled problems in school and ran Leadership Week. I represented St. Laurence at the Illinois Leadership Seminar and plan to attend the Action Leadership Workshop this September. I am currently a junior and I am taking a leadership course for my first semester, as well as a college level leadership course in my second semester. StL is really the place where “Leadership Begins.” This great school has brought the best out of me and I cant wait to see how much more I’ll grow in leadership training through the next two years.”