Leaders of the pack

"We want to start teaching them the things that the community will expect when they're out in the real world," said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall.

South Newton Elementary implemented their new "Leader in Me" program at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

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