Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Rep. Messer Hosts Congressional Leadership Academy for 6th District Students

May 11, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Messer Hosts Congressional Leadership Academy for 6th District Students

WASHINGTON (Thursday, May 11, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) hosted the 4th Annual Congressional Leadership Academy this week for high school students in the 6th District. 
Civic-minded students from each high school in the 6th Congressional District were selected to participate in the half-day event held at the Commons in Columbus on Tuesday, May 9. 
“The Leadership Academy is about inspiring future Hoosier leaders, connecting them with mentors and encouraging them to dream big,” Messer said. “We had another great group of student leaders participate this year, and I’m sure we’ll see more from them as they graduate and continue to make their mark.” 

Students participated in a Leadership Speaker Series, where they got the chance to hear from Rep. Messer about government and civic leadership. Other speakers included Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, Indiana National Guard Commander General Corey Carr, President of ClusterTruck Chris Baggott, and Director of International Government Relations at Cummins Inc. Shannon Kiely-Heider.
“Leadership is the most important ingredient for any successful endeavor,” Mayor Lienhoop said. “Columbus was pleased to help Congressman Messer focus on our next generation.”
Messer congratulated the following students for participating in this year’s Congressional Leadership Academy. 

PHOTOS of Messer and students from each county are available for download HERE.