Submitted by proud mom Paige Stewart
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
– Stephen Covey
Austin Wilson commits himself 200% to many great clubs, activities and fundraisers. Currently he is the Vice-President of the Senior Class at North Fort Myers High School, a Board Member of National Honor Society, Vice-President of the SADD Club (Students against Destructive Decisions,) and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Helping Hands Club, Make a Wish Club, Medical Club, and the Save the Beach Club.
He is in his second year as a member of the Cape Coral Junior Youth Council, which was created to give the Cape Coral City Council feedback and fresh new ideas from their younger residents while giving the students opportunities to learn about government, how meetings are structured and how their city is run.
Austin has also volunteered for two years for Grace for Chase, a fundraiser near and dear to his heart. Grace for Chase raises money for families with children fighting cancer and the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
– John F. Kennedy
Last year, when in eleventh grade, Austin was selected to Junior Leadership Cape Coral. This program strives to help students develop their leadership skills and learn about local career possibilities. Over nine weekday sessions spread out over several months, the group toured a TV station, radio station, hospital, the Juvenile Justice Center and a local court, elementary and middle schools. The students also met with the Police and Fire Departments, in addition to receiving guidance from local business and government leaders.
In the spring of 2017, Austin was chosen to attend American Legion Boys State, one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.
For a week this past June, in Tallahassee, participants learned the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training centered on the structure of city, county, and state governments operated by students elected to various offices.
Austin also attended the National SAAD Convention in Tampa this past summer. The mission of SADD is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives. From alcohol to violence to mental health services, SADD strives to make the lives of young people better every day.
Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.
– Simon Sinek
I think we are in good hands with young leaders like my son, Austin Wilson.
Publishers Note: Austin is 200% a Cape Kid with Style. We have been privileged to know Austin since he was a little boy in Kindergarten and it’s been a pleasure to see him grow up to be the man he is today. We have no doubt Austin will do great things in the years to come.