IM students to attend conference at MSU

From left, Iron Mountain High School sophomores Giovanni Basanese, Erin Hanson and Giovanni Colavecchi have been selected to attend the Michigan Youth Leadership Conference in June.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School sophomores Giovanni Colavecchi, Erin Hanson and Giovanni Basanese have been selected to attend MYLead – Michigan Youth Leadership Conference in June on the campus of Michigan State University.

Colavecchi is the son of Kevin Colavecchi of Iron Mountain and Candie Faust of Felch. He is an excellent student and has participated in varsity football, JV basketball, varsity track and Varsity Club. In his essay, he stated that he wants to attend to improve his leadership skills for use in everyday activities, issues that need to be solved and eventually when he is in the workplace. He has been described by his teachers as “respectful, a top notch student and a great role model.”

Hanson is the daughter of Shawn Hanson of Aurora. While at IMHS, she has participated in Tri-Hi-Y, Science Olympiad, Key Club, varsity track and varsity cross-country. She is a highly successful academic student and she strives to do her best at everything. She also states that she wants to further her leadership skills and be a positive influence on others. She has been described by her teachers as “friendly, puts forth effort and hard-working.”

Basanese is the son of Lisa and Geno Basanese of Iron Mountain. He has been involved in basketball, football and track. Giovanni also participates in Key Club, Environmental Club, Youth in Government and the Youth Advisory Committee. He has been commended for his amount of community service performed and recently received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award representing our school. Basanese has been described by his teachers as “polite and respectful and hard-working student; all around great kid.”

MYLead provides sophomores with tools and resources necessary to identify and hone their potential. Students walk away with added direction, motivation and enthusiasm. Conference activities include motivational speakers, panel discussions, group activities, team-building exercises and much more. Approximately 450 sophomores from across the state will attend this event.