By: Ana Pichardo—
Muncie, IN— As a member of the Muncie Central High School JROTC, Senior Jacob Miller recently attended a summer Youth Leadership Program through the FBI National Academy.
Jacob was one out of twenty applicants selected from the State of Indiana.
The three day, two night program which focused on leadership began on July 13th at Bradford Woods in Mooresville, Indiana.
Jacob shares his leadership lessons, “I learned that leadership is not only a gift, a practice, or even a skill, but something you must study to become good at. Leadership requires cooperation and a common goal shared throughout the entire team. Without these two things, you won’t get much done. I learned that you can’t always incorporate everyone’s ideas. Most of the time as a leader, you have to choose a path for the team to stick with. When problems occur, you have to adapt. Majority of the time, plans never go exactly as planned. You have to adjust in order to be successful.”
High academic standards and good citizenship are a few the pre-requisites required for attending the program. According to Guidance Counselor, Sabrina McKnight, “In order for students to qualify, they had to have an interest in the criminal justice field as well as a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Jacob Miller was a student that matched that description.”
In the JROTC program this year, Jacob has earned the position of Company Commanding Officer. MSgt. Robert Harber shares his sentiment, “A true all around great young man Jacob represents his school, our program, his baseball team and all other groups he is involved in, in an outstanding manner. He is always enthusiastic, puts the needs of others before his own, and leads by example. The MCJROTC is very honored to have Jacob as part of our program.”
Jacob, the son of Mark and Sherry Miller, is also a member of the Central High School soccer and baseball teams. In his spare time, he works at Amazing Joes. After graduation, Jacob will be joining the US Army. His career goal is to study criminal justice in order to one day become a police officer.
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