The Fred Saigh Leadership Program, beginning in fall 2004, broadens student horizons beyond the classroom through new and unique community-related opportunities.

Approximately 20 students who show leadership potential participate in a year of training. The curriculum introduces, fosters and develops leadership skills through involving students in issues that face the community. At the completion of the program, the students return to their respective schools equipped to campaign for school offices, manage school projects and assume leadership positions.

The selected students take one day each month to visit and explore key sites/locations and meet leaders throughout the metropolitan area. The program exposes the students to the institutions that make our community vital and effective in meeting the needs of its citizens. Examples include a visit to the St. Louis County Executive’s Office, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Click here for a schedule of 2019–2020 activities.

Students with Scottrade Center seats in background
2018 Fred Saigh Leadership students visit Scottrade Center

The deadline for program applications and nominations is January 28, 2020. For more information or if you need help with the online application, please contact Jeanine at jeanine@sef-stl.org.

Catherine Bellido
Parkway West High School
Teacher Zachary Jodlowski

Ryan Boyd
Bayless High School
Teacher Lauren Harrison
and
South Technical High School
Teacher Paul Heumann

Nolan Cobbs
Pattonville High School
Teacher Ashley Haar

Caleb Efken
Bayless High School
Teacher Amy Roessler

Fred Hagaman
South Technical High School
and Parkway West High School
Teacher Paul Heumann

Grace Hammon
Hancock High School
Teacher Matt Mattingly

Rameah Harris
Maplewood Richmond Heights
High School
Teacher Erin Stone

Damonii Hemphill
Bayless High School
Teacher Lauren Harrison

Micah Jones
South Technical High School
Teacher John Arndt

Olivia Loeffler
Bridges SSD
Teacher Lindsay Traffas

Jaxon Luraschi
Pattonville High School
and North Technical High School
Teacher Julie Kobielusz

Jonathin Mugavero
South Technical High School
Teacher John Arndt

John “Jack” Rothkopf
Pattonville High School
Teacher Ashley Haar

Charles Quigless
Clayton High School
Teacher Adrian Kuehn

Kevin Woods
Maplewood Richmond Heights
High School
Teacher Melissa Barger

Mavrick Altman
North Technical High School
Special School District
Teacher Kim Dailey
and
Pattonville High School
Pattonville School District
Teacher Kie Schutzen

Karly Anthony-Petter
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood School District
Teacher Allen Lodes

Alexander Barfield
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Rebecca Jackson

Mathew Bartholomew
Lindbergh High School
Lindbergh School District
Teacher Cyndy Vincent

Jakyra Burns
Hazelwood Central High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Denise Quante

Aleacia Campbell Jackson
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Yolonda Campbell

Nadia Christian Groves
Hazelwood Central High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Denise Quante
Teacher: Julie Geissler

Courtnie Clark
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue School District
North Technical High School
Special School District
Teacher Paige Heman

Tramon Ellis
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Denise Inman

Brian Farmer
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher Katie Walters

Jack Fearn
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood School District
Teachers Prudence Taylor and Colleen Card

Lucy Morris
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue School District
Teacher Melody Sitzes

Logan Sabourin
Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
Teacher Erin Taylor-Stone

Isaiah Schwartz
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teachers Denise Inman and Abby Daniels

Carson Sears
Valley Park High School
Valley Park School District
Teacher Jill Karagiannrs

Maximus Shengelia
Parkway West High School
Parkway School District
Teacher Zachary Jodlowski