Grady Journalism Students Participate in Collegiate Leadership Competition

Grady Journalism Students Participate in Collegiate Leadership Competition

April 04, 2019

(from l-rt.) Dr. Keith Herndon, Alex Soderstrom, Collin Huguley, Charlotte Norsworthy, Kendall Lake, Alexandra Travis, Maddie Ray, Dr. Brittany Adams-Pope and Caroline Windham pose for a picture with their team flag after the Collegiate Leadership Competition on April 13.

Seven journalism students participated in the Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) held at the University of Delaware April 13.

The University of Georgia team was one of 10 teams competing in the Mid-Atlantic division held at the University of Delaware, including the host university and the United States Air Force Academy. The teams competed against one another through activities representing leadership challenges.

The UGA team was sponsored by the Cox Institute through support provided by Adam Levin, his wife Heather McDowell, and the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation.

The students participating included Charlotte Norsworthy, Alex Soderstrom, Collin Huguley, Alexandra Travis, Kendall Lake, Maddie Ray and Caroline Windham.

The team met weekly during the spring semester to prepare for the competition by studying a prescribed leadership curriculum and performing activities that incorporate the leadership concepts similar to those that were used in the competition.

The team was led by their coach, Dr. Brittany Adams-Pope, a public service assistant at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and former judge of the CLC, and Dr. Keith Herndon, the Cox Institute’s director.

“The CLC is a fantastic organization focused on helping advance students’ leadership skills by ‘doing’ leadership,” Adams-Pope said. “Students are able to learn content and then put that knowledge into action with unique, fun and difficult activities and situations.”

The UGA team placed fifth overall and received an honorable mention from one of the judges. Collin Huguley was commended for his leadership by one of the judges, and the team collectively voted Alexandra Travis as the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Charlotte Norsworthy also served as the team’s captain.

Herndon said the student training for the CLC has provided an excellent format for continuing the Cox Institute’s collaboration with the Fanning Institute.

“We value our partnership with Fanning and always look forward to working with its excellent faculty,” Herndon said.