Carroll White REMC Junior Board members are enjoying the journey

Posted on Feb 18 2024 in Carroll White REMC

Concern for Community is one of the Seven Cooperative Principles, and what better way to commit to the community than by engaging youth in conversations about leadership, community involvement, and meaningful connections? The Carroll White REMC Junior Board of Directors gives area students a unique opportunity to participate in the governance process.

Tia Peter

Aletheia (Tia) Peter, Vicki and Rickson Peter’s daughter, is a West Central High School junior. She lives in Medaryville and has three brothers, David, Nathan, and Grant.

“I joined the Carroll White REMC Junior Board of Directors because I wanted more experience in leadership and teamwork,” said Peter. “I thought this organization would provide a good learning opportunity, as well as a great way to help my community.”

“This is my first year serving on the Junior Board,” noted Peter. “I hope to develop teamwork and leadership skills and increase my knowledge of local businesses and marketing. This is a valuable experience, and I am learning a lot. It is gratifying to participate in the Junior Board activities and engage with community leaders.”

While attending West Central, Peter participates in cross country, National Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America. She is a 4-H member and enjoys horseback riding and reading. Peter plans to attend a four-year college.

“I would like CW REMC members to know that I value this experience,” she said. “I look forward to future learning opportunities. I appreciate this opportunity and everything that comes with it.”

Adalyn Buschman

The daughter of Tom and Jessica Buschman, Adalyn Buschman is a senior at North White High School. She lives in Reynolds with her parents. Her siblings are Brayden, Bentley, Hannah, Morgan, Boston, and Avinley Buschman.

Buschman’s decision to join the CW REMC Junior Board was prompted by her desire to “be a leader in the community and learn about different businesses in the area,” she noted. “I hope to gain knowledge that will benefit me in the future as I develop leadership skills.”

“By being a member of the Junior Board, I have learned how to work together within a group setting and plan ahead,” stated Buschman. “I have learned about many career options by visiting businesses in our community.”

Buschman is a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society. “I like to cook, hang out with family and friends, and go on vacation,” she said.

“Upon high school graduation, I plan to attend St. Elizabeth School of Nursing to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing,” said Buschman. “I plan to become a pediatric nurse.

“I enjoyed my first year as a Junior Board member and visiting all of the various businesses,” said Buschman. “I can’t wait for what we get to experience this school year. These experiences are preparing me for my future endeavors.”

“I would encourage other students to join the CW REMC Junior Board to help them gain a leadership position in the community,” stated Buschman. “This experience will prepare them for life after high school while building valuable teamwork skills by working with others.”

Teagan Coveris

Teagan Coveris is a junior at Carroll Junior-Senior High School. Her parents are Tiffany Heise and Nick Coveris. Her siblings are Kellan, Landon, and Maddon Heise, and Charlotte Coveris. She lives in Bringhurst.

“Some of my friends that were on the CW REMC Junior Board last year encouraged me to join,” said Coveris. “This is my first year as a Junior Board member. I hope to learn more about job opportunities near me, gain leadership and communication skills, and learn more about my community.”

“I would like CW REMC members to know that being a member of the Junior Board is a wonderful opportunity to make friends and learn about the community in ways you wouldn’t experience otherwise. I would encourage other students to join the Junior Board because it is an experience like no other, and you learn so much.”

At Carroll, Coveris is in volleyball, track, Spanish Club, Cougars for Christ, Student Council, Prom Committee, and PAW Pal mentoring. She is also active in youth group.

Upon high school graduation, Coveris plans to attend a four-year college, majoring in psychology, and she is hoping to play collegiate volleyball.