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MRHS StuCo hosts Western District Conference

Twenty three high school and middle school student councils with over 400 attendees from across the western part of North Carolina gathered at MRHS on Saturday, November 15 for the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) Western District Conference. MRHS was awarded the conference after junior Alicia Nam ran for and won election to the office of Western District Chair at the 2013-14 NCASC State Conference last April. The conference was definitely the culmination of months of planning, organization, and committee meetings.

While at the fall conference, North Carolina student council members first heard introductions and a keynote speech from nationally recognized motivation Jeff Yalden. Members then went on a rotation of workshops and participated in a service project. The workshops, all 45 minutes in length and led by many MRHS students, consisted of topics such as time management, school spirit, and working with school administration. Students were also able to make holiday cards for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, and over 400 cards were collected in total for the families at the House. The conference was closed by a concluding message from Jeff Yalden and an address by NCASC President Jake Peede.

Overall, the day was full of leadership lessons, greeting friends from across North Carolina, and student council pride. A special thanks goes to Mr. Gain and Ms. Justice for organizing the conference, and to the members of student council who dutifully stayed at the school Friday night and all day Saturday to ensure that the conference was executed in full Maverick style.

Written by: Molly Mueller
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 by Lisa Justice

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