Volusia County – Tomorrow’s Leadership Seminars

Volusia County – Tomorrow’s Leadership Seminars

Every year a prominent group of successful High school Juniors (about 40) in Volusia County, are chosen to participate in a year long program called “Tomorrow’s Leaders”. This year I had great honor of  having been  chosen to participate.  During this year long program, the students get to  attend seminars where we learn key leadership skills and information about various careers  such as, law, engineering and the medical field.

Our Induction into the program was on October 30th. Here as some pictures from the Induction.


1st picture is a flyer. The 2nd picture is of the students who also got inducted from my school. 3rd picture is of my mom (Coupon Mamacita) and I. 4th picture is of me:)!

Here is a brief overview of the two most recent seminars:

Seminar 1- Health Care & Criminal Justice Part 1

During this first seminar,  we learned about the wide field of hospital care. From doctors, nurses, health insurance plans and more! We toured Halifax Hospital and the Justice center drug court in my county during this seminar. We went up to the France Tower Helipad atop the hospital, which was really fun! We then toured Orthopedics, the ER, Radiology, Neonatal and Pediatrics services. It was very interesting to see all the different jobs that are required in a hospital and how they all have a hand in saving patient’s lives every day. After hearing all about the jobs in human resources  and trauma services, we took a bus to the Justice Center for drug abuse (drug court). At Drug court, we watched multiple cases about the consequences of taking drugs and the outcome it has in the court system.



1st, 2nd and 3rd picture are view’s from the Helicopter Pad atop Halifax Hospital.
4th picture is from the Justice center Drug court in my county.

Seminar 2- Education/Economic Development

At this seminar we visited the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach across my the Daytona 500 Speedway. We learned how important it is for the business/PR world, to reach out to a certain audience. After hearing about the wonderful world of social media and branding, we visited the Executive 8th floor terrace in the IMC building. A terrace where only the top executive get to go to!



Pictures from my day at the International Motorsports Center. PR Seminars, team building exercises and view form the executive floor terrace visit.


Later in the day we visited the Velocitorium Daytona 500 Experience.  Inside the Velocitorium is a combination of history and technology merged into one. There is a hall/passage filled with information about the history of NASCAR and the technology behind the making of the cars.


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Our last stop for the day was at Raydon. Raydon is a company that builds simulators for training the Military in combat. As we toured the facility, we got to see how the parts in a simulator are made and all the work and engineering it takes to build one. I especially liked how they have recreational ping pong tables for the computer programmers to relax and come up with new ideas to solve a  problem. After touring the facility we got to experience first hand one of the simulators. There were three positions in the simulator, the driver, the commander and the gunner. I was the gunner, which means that I was the one who controlled the weaponry and had to target anyone who  was trying to hurt our tank. We were successful in taking out many of the targets. This was one of the most fun seminars, since I love a good simulator/video game. I hope to intern here one day :)!

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My visit to Raydon!


Overall it was an amazing experience and I cannot wait until the next one in January!


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