Flagship Session: Scott HeidebrinkOctober 31, 2023
Flagship Session: Brady HenthornJanuary 31, 2024
Jenna Boltz, Class of 2024, Seeley Lake
Jenna Boltz, Seeley Lake, Class of 2024
Each session gets better than the last, which was certainly true for Flagship Class of 2024’s third session in Missoula. I walked into the room the first morning and immediately felt a palpable buzz, an electric current of positive energy from people who want to make a difference in their lives and communities. It’s a transformative experience that allows us to expand our networks and gain a deeper understanding of Montana’s diverse communities and industries.
Missoula shined as host, not just because it is my “home turf.” The origin story of the Insectarium and Butterfly House was inspiring as it was a lifelong dream that came to fruition using skills and connections from Leadership Montana. The Missoula Community Theater is a phenomenon and a true treasure in our state with programs that generate passion and have a profound impact on communities worldwide. The University of Montana tour gave us a glimpse into multiple academic programs and cultural showcases, with highlights being the new Montana Museum of Art & Culture and the Payne Native American Center. The university’s commitment to these programs reflects its dedication to diversity, inclusion, and preservation of art and cultural heritage.
The Flagship Class of 2024 continually inspires me with their unwavering bravery, invaluable insight, and dedication to their communities. I loved learning how alums put their knowledge and connections to work for the betterment of our state. What an incredible opportunity to explore the unique challenges we all face. We left session three better connected and empowered to contribute meaningfully to Montana’s future.