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Students Download Skills at YLSET Conference

Beaumont United, Early College, Paul Brown and West Brook students attended the Youth Leadership Southeast Texas (YLSET) Conference at Lamar Institute of Technology.

Campus representatives were chosen for the class of 2019-20 after being nominated by a teacher and passing an administrator interview. 

“We look for students who demonstrate qualities such as great work ethic, pride in their school community, dedication and enthusiasm,” said West Brook faculty sponsor Amy Rubin. “They are seen by both their teachers and peers as natural leaders.”

At the conference, students met members from 21 southeast Texas high schools. They learned five key leadership skills: community (team building), empathy, others before self (service), reflection (thinking and acting critically) and journey (planning).

“The purpose of the conference is to give students an introduction into what skills make great leaders and organizations successful,” said YLSET Chairman Dr. Dwaine Augustine. “We encourage the students to put these skills into practice through experiential learning, the community service project.” 

“Our mission is to develop leaders, not just serve students who have ‘natural’ leadership abilities.”


Beaumont United 

Chase Arceneaux

Justyce Redeau

Keristan Sims

Ashlyn Popillion

Kevin Nickson

Kirsten Hamilton


Early College  

Zach Essoh

Chase Ballard

Ray Booth

Natasha Godoy

Caleb Parker

Mia Guzman

Chloe Blackwell

Julianna Issac

Keemon Jones

Elick Verdulla

Bryan Romero


Paul Brown  

Shakira Renfro

Jaylen Dill

Lauryn Trent

Kaitlyn Vasques

Gabriela Topete

Camryn Trent


West Brook 

Sherlyn Robago

Malek Prudhomme

Madison Moore

Edward Meshell

Parker Gerlufsen

Chase Bridgeman

Tram Giang

Laura Perales

Allene Winford-Robinson

Kaislinn Morgan