Twelve ambitious Medina High School Student Council members are some of more than 850 student leaders that attended the Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference held February 10-12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The LEAD Conference is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which administers the National Honor Society™, the National Junior Honor Society™, and the National Association of Student Councils™.
Student Council Advisors Laura Calaiacovo and Shannon Duncan, along with the students, attended workshops on improving leadership skills, problem solving, project planning, fundraising, team-building, idea sharing and networking. In addition, all participated in special sessions presented by popular national motivational speakers Eddie Slowikowski, Heather Schultz, and Robert Pruitt.
The following Student Council members represented Medina High School seniors: KK King, Kaitlyn Novicky, and Holly Schneider; juniors: Delaney Baumann, Austin Gambaccini, Abby Gillespie, Mike LoSchiavo, Tabitha Ludwiczak, and Megan Varley; sophomores: Hallie Auth, Paige Johnson and Claire Leupp. The students were excited about the opportunity to increase their leadership skills. KK King, Kaitlyn Novicky, and Holly Schneider presented an interactive workshop on how to run an effective executive board for Student Council.
Leadership Experience And Development (LEAD) Conferences are growing in popularity here in the U.S. and abroad. Attendance at this year’s Chicago conference included representation from forty-two states and eight different countries. The attendance by these groups enriched the conference experience for all who participated and provided a unique, multicultural networking opportunity for student leaders discovering similar goals to improve their schools and communities through their leadership activities.