First Annual LEAD Green Leadership Summit

August 3-4, 2017 // Churchill County High School



42 Students and 20+ Volunteers


Summit Recap PowerPoint

Summit Handbook

Summit Schedule


My favorite part of the Leadership Summit was ...


"I loved that we were able to express our feelings. Many people got to step outside of their comfort zones!"

"The panels were informing."

"The two workshops. They were really fun!"

"Networking and creating new meaningful relationships."

"The people were great! I can’t wait for next year!"




Summit Theme: Discovering your Why

Every person knows what they do. Some people know how they do it. Few people know why they do it.

Your why is your purpose. It is a cause or belief that inspires you and those around you.

Life gets a lot simpler when we stop to ask ourselves why we do things. When we build our lives around the things we love and continuously work towards discovering our true authentic self.

With Discovering Your Why as the conference theme, participants learned more about themselves as they further developed and defined their purpose and aspirations for life after high school.


First Annual Leadership Summit

Keynote Speaker

Shiva Rajagopal is a Computer Engineer currently working at Fitbit in San Francisco. More importantly, however, Shiva hails from Fallon, Nevada, and still remembers all the words to the Greenwave fight song. He went from CCHS to Cornell University in upstate New York, where he proceeded to get his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shiva became involved with a variety of groups in college, including a satellite team that launched a satellite in September 2013, and a group that taught basic coding to elementary schoolers. Shiva has spent his summers in various ways, including three summers at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, one summer interning at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, and one summer interning at Tesla in Palo Alto, CA.

The keynote speaker Shiva gave a relatable story that we really could learn from.
— Student participant

workshop topics:

  • Why Applications and Essays Matter to Colleges

    • Presented by: Teresa Gehman

  • Creative Problem Solving and Teamwork

    • Presented by: Kathleen Williams-Miller

  • What does it mean to have Grit

    • Presented by: Brenda Boone

  • Networking 101

    • Presented by: Jane Moon

  • The Building Blocks of Success: Life Long Leadership

    • Presented by: Alan Kalt

  • College 202: The good, the Bad, the Ugly

    • Presented by: Victoria Leigh-Ward

  • Managing your time and staying Organized

    • Presented by: Garrett Kalt

  • Making the Most out of High School

    • Presented by: Kiley Woolsey

Leadership summits are made possible by our generous donors

Questions about the Leadership Summits? 

Please email