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Student Council Climbs the Hill - Mars Hill
The week of July 7-11 was an action packed week for the Student Council of Central Academy of Technology & Arts. Students loaded a bus on Monday, July 7 with students from Cuthbertson High and Sun Valley High to make the 3-hour trip to Mars Hill University. Dr. Adam Tarlton, English teacher, was accompanied by nine students from the Student Council executive board in a week long excursion to “Sail the Seas of Leadership.” Students began their days at 7:00 am and ended around midnight. Throughout the week students attended resource areas, joined in council delegations, and even were elected officers within their councils. As the week went on, activities grew larger as students completed a round of Leadership Activities and the Leadership Olympics. The week focused on the idea that leaders can also be followers and how students can learn to be active followers just as active leaders. On Thursday night, students participated in a reflections ceremony that included a candlelight service and a paper lantern ceremony that helped bring the week to a close. The CATA Student Council had the opportunity to discuss the outlook for the 2014-2015 school year. The first thing that the students have put on their agenda is Freshman Orientation which will be later in August. Aside from this, students are really focusing on how to continue building school spirit, fostering lasting relationships, and building community among the various stakeholders in the school and in the community. The highlight of the week on Friday was when Dr. Tarlton was given the adviser’s flag and our very own Walter Wright won the North Carolina Award for Diversity. We are so proud of the accomplishments of our students, and most importantly we are looking forward to what the 2014-2015 school will have to offer as we sail the seas of leadership together.
Written by: A. Tarlton
Posted: Jul 14, 2014 by Kim Fisenne