Unconventional Leadership class has unconventional assignment

Lizzy Thomas

Instructions instead of a teacher greeted the Unconventional Leadership students today.

The class was tasked with three objectives: to retrieve an object suspended in the pool without getting wet, to have one student run a lap around the track without touching the ground and to silently act out either “Mean Girls” or “Anchorman” in Rugby Theater before an audience as a sort of charades.

At each station, Unconventional Leadership teacher Jordan Church had planted a person who could help the class, if it thought to ask. The exercise was meant in part to teach students that they might not be the best person for a job and to survey all available resources before tackling a problem, Church said.