Leadership Summits

Our two-day Leadership Summits are dedicated to cultivating high school students within Churchill County by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their communities and have a successful future. Conferences consist of leadership workshops, student panels, future career advice, keynote speakers, group activities, networking, a service project, and more!


The Second Annual LEAD Green Leadership Summit

Date: August 3-4, 2018

Location: Churchill County High school

WHO CAN ATTEND?: High school students from CCHS and Oasis Academy

Registering for the summit:

Cost provides participants with two meals, conference materials, and a t-shirt!

  • $15 Online Registration, closes Aug 2 at 7pm
  • $20 On-site Registration, CCHS Auditorium Aug 3 from 2:30-3pm

Unable to pay the registration fee? Fill out this quick form

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Summit Theme: Act Local. Think Global.

Our world is interconnected; how are you contributing to your corner of the globe?

We know ourselves and our communities best. This slogan urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own circles.

With act local, think global as this year's summit theme, participants will engage in robust leadership development rooted in community-based action and global understanding.







Second Annual Leadership Summit

Keynote Speaker

Rachel Mill's life goal is to live on all seven continents. She's managed five, but...there's still time. Rachel is a graduate of Linfield University and CCHS who has worked for nonprofit organizations and taught debate in multiple countries, including Afghanistan and Morocco. She served in the Peace Corps and now works as a paramedic in Reno and for Search and Rescue.

Past Leadership summits

First Annual LEAD Green Leadership Summit

Photos courtesy of Raquel Pepper

                                           August 4-5th, 2017

                                          August 4-5th, 2017


42 Students and 20+ Volunteers


Summit Recap PowerPoint

Summit Handbook

Summit Schedule


My favorite part of the Leadership Summit was ...

"I loved that we were able to express our feelings. Many people got to step outside of their comfort zones!"
"The panels were informing."
"The two workshops. They were really fun!"
"Networking and creating new meaningful relationships."
"The people were great! I can’t wait for next year!"



Summit Theme: Discovering your Why

Every person knows what they do. Some people know how they do it. Few people know why they do it.

Your why is your purpose. It is a cause or belief that inspires you and those around you.

Life gets a lot simpler when we stop to ask ourselves why we do things. When we build our lives around the things we love and continuously work towards discovering our true authentic self.

With Discovering Your Why as the conference theme, participants learned more about themselves as they further developed and defined their purpose and aspirations for life after high school.



First Annual Leadership Summit

Keynote Speaker

Shiva Rajagopal is a Computer Engineer currently working at Fitbit in San Francisco. More importantly, however, Shiva hails from Fallon, Nevada, and still remembers all the words to the Greenwave fight song. He went from CCHS to Cornell University in upstate New York, where he proceeded to get his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shiva became involved with a variety of groups in college, including a satellite team that launched a satellite in September 2013, and a group that taught basic coding to elementary schoolers. Shiva has spent his summers in various ways, including three summers at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, one summer interning at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, and one summer interning at Tesla in Palo Alto, CA.

The keynote speaker Shiva gave a relatable story that we really could learn from.
— Student participant

View Shiva's Keynote Here

Leadership summits are made possible by our generous donors

Questions about the Leadership Summits? 

Please email leadgreenwave@gmail.com