"I've never really been good at leadership. I've never really been good at it. I tend to do it without me knowing it, but maybe this will teach me to do it more."
Noah Johnson is a sophomore at Lakeview High School and was chosen by school officials to attend this years Junior Leadership Forum.
Johnson, like many of the students at the forum, is a potential leader at his school.,
"Our goal here is to have them come here, go through our workshop, go back into the school and incorporate the skills here to become a leader."
Students came from all over the Concho Valley and were placed in small groups with different facilitators from the community.
Together they learned about different personality types and worked on communication and critical thinking skills.
"They are not working with students in their schools, they are working with students in other schools. We dispearse them out and this gives them the ability, 'If I can lead students that aren't even from my school, imagaine what I can do when i get back to my school."
Johnson spent the day learning how to be patient and learning how to work with other types of people.
"I have to do differently than what i normally do. Instead of talking, everyone talking out, there are people that are quiet, so I have to see what they think about things and make sure everyone has their own opinions and expresses them."
Co-chair Mary Payton says each year she recieves more positive feedback from school counselors each year after students attend the forum.