Defending World Bronze Medalist and Women’s Olympic Wrestling Hopeful at Leadership Day at Hyde School

Leigh Jaynes

Olympic women’s wrestling hopeful, Leigh Jaynes, will present a workshop titled “Make The Most of Every Opportunity: Chick Wrestler” during the Leaders of the 207 Leadership Day symposium at Hyde School this Friday. Jaynes, who is ranked number-one in the U.S. and the defending 2015 World Bronze Medalist, will also be leading two public wrestling clinics on Friday evening and Saturday morning sponsored by USA Wrestling – Maine following the Leadership event.

Leigh Jaynes

New Jersey native Leigh Jaynes has a story that will inspire you. Emancipated at age 16 trying to escape the child welfare system, Jaynes started wrestling in high school to prove her toughness and continued with the sport after many road blocks and disappointments. Her mental toughness has led her to where she is today, not only as a National Champion and World Medalist wrestler, but as someone who is paving the way for women’s wrestling. She has also earned the rank of U.S. Army Captain. Today she is part of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athletes Program and a resident at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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The fourth Maine Youth Leadership Day takes place this Friday, November 6, 2015, at Hyde School’s campus in Bath. The featured speaker is United States Senator Susan Collins. The theme for the event is “Understanding our differences, embracing our similarities,” and the day is sponsored by The Maine State Leadership Alliance at Hyde School.

This conference will bring together a field of distinguished Maine community and business leaders and over 1,000 aspiring student leaders representing over 50 Maine schools. The day will focus on the importance and challenges of sound moral character and the practice of leadership; in turn helping students develop a heightened sense of personal leadership and character.

Uncovering and nurturing a student’s leadership skills has been part of a Hyde education for the past 50 years. The leadership school’s founder, Joseph W. Gauld, has always believed that each student has a gift to give his or her community and to the world. He founded Hyde School upon the belief that “Each of us is gifted with a unique potential that defines a destiny.”

They Hyde student media team will be broadcasting live interview clips with students between workshops and the public can follow the day on twitter through #leadersofthe207.

For more information on the Leigh Jaynes wrestling clinics, please contact Alan Kinnerson, 207-699-8808 or If you have a school group who would like to attend, please contact Stefan Jensen at 207-443-7380,, or