Two Canfield High School juniors were selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend conference held in February 2017. Carly Campbell and Eleanor Wexler were selected by CHS and the Canfield Rotary to attend the all-expense paid weekend. RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th-grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities. RYLA's intent is to encourage students to be more effective servant leaders. The topics covered included the following:
Fundamentals of leadership
Ethics of positive leadership
Qualities of a "servant leader"
Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
Conflict management and problem solving
Building self-esteem and self confidence
Elements of community and global citizenship