Thirty Maumelle High School students visited the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville last week to participate in a scheduled leadership training program.

The students worked together and with members of the Arkansas Tech faculty and staff to develop skills that will make them more effective leaders as they prepare for college, Tech spokesman Sam Strasner, Director of University Relations said.

Activities included team building exercises, development of elevator speeches (brief summaries that efficiently define a person or entity) and a session with representatives from the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions.

The students also had an opportunity to meet Jerry the Bulldog, campus ambassador at Arkansas Tech and pose for a group photo with him.

The two-day leadership training concluded with a mock panel exercise, a chance to meet with a variety of academic department heads from Arkansas Tech, a tour of campus and a session with Clay Wyllia, Arkansas Tech Student Government Association president.