A discussion about leadership started with a simple question: What’s your favorite mythical creature or animal?
About 20 students from local high schools answered basic questions as a way to view the role of values in leadership in the Student Union Monday as part of the Martin Luther King Youth Leadership Program.
Kate Kryder, assistant director of Carolina Leadership Development, who led the discussion, said she wanted the students to learn the importance of values in good leadership.
One student replied that the werewolf Jacob from the book series Twilight was her favorite mythical creature.
But as the conversation progressed, the group focused on more serious topics.
One student admitted that it’s hard for her to always do what is right because she feels that her peers judge her.
Another said some people are afraid of being called a “goody two-shoes.”
In the middle of the presentation, Kryder had students break off into small groups and talk about what values were most important.
“Think about the people who you all talked about,” she said.