Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. One student will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.
COLUMBIA CITY — Garrett Vandersaul is a senior at Columbia City High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
A: “I play football and I am on the track team. I am involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Campus Life and my youth group."
Q: What groups or organizations have you volunteered with?
A: “I volunteer with The Forklift, which is a soup kitchen in Columbia City.”
Q: In your opinion, what makes a good leader?
A: “A good leader is someone who is willing to step up and take charge, but also be able to listen to others and understand the situation. Being humble is a very important characteristic of a good leader because sometimes you must put others first.”
Q: Who in your life do you look up to as a positive leader? Why?
A: “My parents have been such a great example of what it means to be a good leader. They have been very good role models and have shown me what it is like to be a servant leader.”
Q: If you could impact this community in a positive way, what would you like to do to make Whitley County better?
A: “By volunteering at The Forklift, I feel as though I am making a difference by serving others.”
Q: What makes you unique?
A: “ I try to be a good listener and am very good at working with others, especially children.”
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: “U.S. history and chemistry.”
Q: What are your college or career goals after graduation?
A: “I am undecided as to where I am going to college, but I plan on getting my master’s degree in athletic training.