Leaders of the Future
by Katie Brinager, Staff Writer
In order to be a student council officer, one must be a good leader. On Thursday, April 22nd, the five board members and class presidents journeyed to a church in the Burton/Middlefield area to experience a leadership conference. Cardinal High School hosted the event and mostly C.V.C. schools were invited to the gathering. The day started out by listening to a speaker who told her life story, expressing her ideas on how to be a leader. Later on, the students were put into random groups to talk about what each student council does in the schools. They also shared ideas for raising money. Towards the end of the day, they performed skits, simply for fun. Junior Class President, Megan Scott, commented, "Many schools only host dances for money. I think our student council does better than others because we get involved in a lot more."
After attending this conference, our students brought back a lot of different ideas to share with the school. Around 4 P.M. on Thursday, just the board officers, consisting of President Robbie Goehrke, Vice-President Courtney Cikach, Recording Secretary Marisa Rendina, Corresponding Secretary Laura Goehrke and Treasurer Billy LaCava, along with sophomores Tony Stricker and Corey Madden, attended the O.A.S.C. leadership conference at Medina High School. They were invited to go because West Geauga's student council is a member of the Ohio Association of Student Councils (OASC). They spent the entire day in workshops on the 23rd and one-half day on the 24th. They spent the night at host homes to save money from buying a hotel room for two nights. Marisa, commenting on how she felt about the trip said it was, " a lot of fun and a good experience. We learned a lot about other student councils."