Groups of students from high schools in Shelby County, Ala., recently gathered for a leadership conference in which they interacted with peers from other schools and participated in team-building exercises such as untying knots. Local college students who lead the event said they hope the younger students will launch "We Give Back" campaigns at their own schools. Oak Mountain High School Advanced Placement economics teacher John Milton, who initiated the event with members of the Student Government Association, said he hopes the event will inspire students to become leaders in the community.

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