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MENTORING YOUNG LEADERS
-- Southeastern Louisiana University Student Government Association members
Bryan Bradshaw, Chad Grabert, Cleon Warren and Lisa Surrency lead an "egg
drop challenge" with students from Mandeville Junior High and Harvest Christian
Academy in Hammond at the university’s Young Leaders Conference 2004.
SOUTHEASTERN SGA SPONSORS CONFERENCE
FOR FUTURE LEADERS
HAMMOND -- Approximately 90 high
school and junior high school students from three parishes learned about
issues such as communication and goal-setting at the Young Leaders Conference
2004 hosted by the Southeastern Louisiana University Student Government
At the day-long conference on
Marc 26, the eighth-12th graders heard remarks by Southeastern Vice President
for Student Affairs Brad O'Hara, Leadership Development/Student Activities
director Jackie Dale Thomas and SGA President Ashley McKee. McKee talked
to the future college students about the state TOPS scholarship program
and the Louisiana Board of Regent's "R U Ready" program to inform students
about new admission standards that will go into affect in 2005.
SGA members capped the day with an interactive mock Student Government
meeting for the young guests, said SGA coordinator Julie Perise.
“It was fun and really helpful,”
said Erin Bliet, junior chairperson of Ponchatoula High School’s Student
Council. “We learned how to set goals for our club, and got a lot of ideas
from the other groups.” She said participants also received valuable tips
about listening and public speaking.
Schools represented were Mandeville
High School, Mandeville Junior High School, Covington High School, Maurepas
High School, Community Christian Academy (Denham Springs), Northlake Christian
School (Covington), Holy Ghost School (Hammond), Ponchatoula High School,
St. Joseph's School (Ponchatoula), St. Tammany Junior High School (Slidell),
Harvest Christian Academy (Hammond), and St. Thomas Aquinas High School