BENICIA — Since her freshman year in high school, Annabelle Prasad has been in leadership positions.
Perhaps that’s why it would only seem so natural that when Benicia High School stopped funding student trips to leadership conferences in 2008, Prasad simply decided to bring leadership conferences back to campus.
“I thought it was a shame,” said Prasad, 21, who developed what’s now known as Panther Camp.
About 40 students are participating in this year’s two-day camp, which started Wednesday and concludes today. Counselors, who lead workshops that include public speaking practice and team building activities, are Benicia alumni, many of whom have also gone through the Panther Camp.