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Students share experiences from Leadership Conference

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Madison Reinschmidt, writer

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From September 14 to 17, 2017, student leaders from CA made the six-hour journey to Nosoca Pines Ranch for the annual Southern Union Leadership Conference.

Many saw the experience as a blessing and as an opportunity to create lasting friendships with students from their own school and from other schools.

“I loved getting to know leaders from other schools and learning about their opinions and how they are effective leaders,” Junior Hannah Moody said. “It was interesting to see different perspectives on how we can improve our school.”

The Conference also promoted good leadership skills.

“During a group activity, I took charge of the group and really used the skills I acquired. I felt like it [Leadership Conference] helped me learn to lead efficiently,” Junior Camden Griggs said.

From canoeing and tubing to hiking and hay rides, there was lots of fun recreation.  

“When we got to hang out with people in our activity groups, I got to meet a lot of people, Junior Gwyneth Reams said. “I also liked tubing with Carolina because she actually knew how to hold on.

This trip truly proved to be a benefit to the leaders of CA.  

“We tend to think only about ourselves, but through all the activities they kept telling us to work as a team,” Senior Mia Ford said. “As a group we realized that everything works out better when we work together. I feel like I can talk to people more openly now. Being with a group from CA and learning together was amazing because we are all going to take these qualities and experiences back to school.”

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Students share experiences from Leadership Conference