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 every other 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 Mayor’s Office, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis County Police Department, and the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. During the months when site visits do not take place, students must work with their teachers on an activity. 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.

Mavrick Altman
North Technical High School
Special School District
Teacher Kim Dailey
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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
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

Cydney Algee
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher: Denise Inman

Alyssa Altheimer
Clayton High School
Clayton School District
Teacher: Julie Geissler  

Brittani Evans
Hazelwood West,
Hazelwood School District
Teacher: Katy Billings  

Matthew Feldewerth
Pattonville High School
Pattonville School District
Teacher: Jessica Winterowd

Andrew Fischer
South Technical High School
Special School District
Rockwood Summit High School
Rockwood School District
Teacher: Paul Heumann

Ryan Friend
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher: Denise Inman

Jack Glon
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue School District
Teacher: Julie Geissler

Zariya Holbrook
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher: Erin Wilson

Myles Hurt
Lindbergh High School
Lindbergh School District
South Technical School District
Special School District
Teacher: Willie Moore

Max Peterson
Parkway West High School
Parkway School District
Teacher: Alexandra Fehlig

Christopher Schulenberg
North Technical High School
Special School District
Krista Sherman

Brianna Thomas
Eureka High School
Rockwood School District
South Technical High
Special School District
Teacher: Katie Roberts

Lauren Tabb
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood School District
Teacher: Mark Kester