Sunset Elementary School in Vicksburg launched the Leader in Me at the start of the 2016-2017 school year under the auspices of Principal Amie McCaw. To complete the full-year cycle of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, developed by Franklin Covey, the school had an open house in May.
The students greeted visitors at the front door and led the way to the Leader in Me activities. Some of the funding agents that helped in the start-up of the Leader in Me took part in the classrooms and the opening presentation. They were from the Vicksburg Foundation, the Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation and Sunset PTO and teachers from nearby schools who were researching the program. They toured the classrooms and watched an excited group of students show the skills they had developed throughout the year.