Free leadership camp touts Esther Short

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Before and after she was widowed, early pioneer Esther Short played an integral role in settling what is now Vancouver.

Leadership qualities exemplified in her work is the focus of an innovative training opportunity for high school and college students being offered by the Fort Vancouver National Trust in conjunction with Clark College.

The free training runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23, in the Artillery Barracks, 600 East Hatheway Road, on the Fort Vancouver National Site.

The local Center for Leadership Excellence explores the traits of notable Southwest Washington historic figures to help participants apply such virtues for success in their own lives. Participants will learn about Esther Short’s style of leadership and contributions made to the Vancouver area, and will create an action plan to use similar traits in their own environments.

The CLE is a collaborative educational program hosted by the Fort Vancouver National Trust. This program was developed by Alpha Sigma Phi, Clark College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society specifically for two-year colleges.

Lunch and program materials for the training are included.

For information or registration, contact the Fort Vancouver National Trust, 360-992-1800 or http://www.fortvan.org/education/CLE.