CCHS Alumni selected to speak at Leadership Summit


CCHS Alumni selected to speak at Leadership Summit

FALLON, Nevada — July 30, 2017 — LEAD Green has selected eight outstanding Churchill County High School (CCHS) graduates to share their why and give advice to students participating in the upcoming, first annual Leadership Summit to be held at CCHS Aug. 4-5.

Dylan Tedford (2013) recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was president of Alpha Tau Omega and served as the attorney general for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada. He will be attending the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in the Fall.

Victoria Leigh Ward (2014) is a rising senior at Biola University studying public relations and Spanish. She serves as the vice president of chapter development for the Public Relations Student Society of America and hopes to pursue a career in government relations upon completing her undergraduate degree.

Thaaron Kalt (2012) recently earned his master’s in accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently an intern at Grant Thornton, the world’s fifth largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms.

Cameron Kissick (2015) was a student-athlete at Whitworth University for two years and will be transferring to the University of Nevada, Reno, to complete his undergraduate degree this fall. He has served on the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and emotional health of others.

Raquel Pepper (2014) is a professional photographer in the Northern Nevada region. She recently launched Raquel’s Reflections, her own photography business specializing in engagements, weddings, and senior portraits.

Zack Keener (2014) currently studies business at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, South Carolina. On a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship, he recently graduated from Officer Candidates School and will commission into the Marine Corps in May. Zack currently serves as the president of the Semper Fi Society and has been involved in training, shaping, and mentoring hundreds of cadets on campus.

Lane Dillion (2014) is a rising senior studying civil engineering at Syracuse University. He currently serves as president of lacrosse club, vice president of physics club and is an active member of the ski club.

Margaret Rueda (2014) has been the accounts manager for Walker Lake Disposal for the last year and a half. After high school, she attended Western Nevada Community College for a semester before taking a break and working for two years at AutoZone. She works to improve her accounting and bookkeeping skills as an active member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeeping.

Conference Details:
The student panel will take place during the first annual LEAD Green Leadership Summit, Aug. 5 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The two-day summit is 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. The conference will consist of leadership workshops, student panels, future career advice, keynote speakers, group activities, networking and a service project, among other activities.

Current and recently graduated CCHS and Oasis Academy students are encouraged to attend. Interested students may learn more and preregister online for the conference at

Leadership Summit Contact:
Garrett Kalt, LEAD Green Founder & President | 775-427-8272

Media Contact:
Kelsey Jones, LEAD Green Communication Director | 425-765-9773