December 2005 Archives

December 30, 2005

Developing male leaders

Del City High School (Oklahoma) counselors Joy Ahmad and Andrea Lail have developed the Men of Distinction leadership group to develop positive leadership skills in students who demonstrate leadership potential.

The program targets junior and senior males at the high school.

"Our hope was to help foster positive leadership skills in the students so they can pass it on to others in the school," Lail said. "We want them to reach out and help others."

The Daily Oklahoman, Dec. 21, 2005

Lail show brings laughter to community

A Lail family in Connelly Springs in Burke County, NC, does an annual variety show at Christmas. They call it their Christmas Card to the community.

Rex Lail first conceived the idea for these seasonal shows when he was fooling around with a Karaoke machine he received for Christmas some years ago. He and his immediate family put on a private show, and soon it blossomed into a bigger event.

-- Morganton News Herald, Dec. 23, 2005

December 4, 2005

Lamps light downtown, ignite tradition

Interesting project in Cynthiana, Ky., involving students in Gary Lail's woodworking class.

Nearly 30 creatively decorated lamplights have been placed throughout the historic Cynthiana shopping district this week. The lamplight project represents collaboration among the Renaissance, Gary Lail's woodworking students at the Harrison County Area Technology Center and numerous downtown businesses.

-- Cynthiana Democrat