Special to the Mirror

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce announces that the Leadership Midlothian program graduated 12 participants last week at the annual graduation and alumni dinner.

This year’s graduates are: Paula Baucum of MidWax Housewarmers; Jason Crowther of TXI Cement; Bill Houston of Ellis County GMAC Real Estate; Johnna Jones of TXI Cement; Larry Keiser of Midlothian ISD; Sarah Lack of Northwood University; Denny Lassetter of City of Midlothian; Shara Lattimore of Adapt of Texas; Johnny Roland of Thornhill Auto Group; Cubie Ward of Navarro College; Jeanette Webb; and Debbie Wolf of Midlothian Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Midlothian Chairman Linda Lanier was also honored at the graduation, as well as Dr. Dave Arnott, who met with the class throughout the year to discuss leadership principles.

In addition, the Leadership Midlothian committee presented the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award to Stuart Pryor, of Ash Grove.

Leadership Midlothian is a nine-month program that targets and develops potential leaders in the community. In addition to providing an overview of the industry, health care, social services, and education in Midlothian, the program also studies the city, county and state. A leadership module was introduced this year, featuring an in-depth study into leadership with Dr. Dave Arnott, author of The Leadership Quotient.

Applications for the 2007-2008 Leadership Midlothian program will be available by July 1 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 310 North 9th Street in Midlothian.