by: Lyanne Garcia, Hunter McNabb, Halle Feest, and Anna Springfield
What is it that comes to mind when you think of leadership? Organization? Communication? Confidence? The members of the Oasis Academy Academy College Prep Student Council had the opportunity to explore what leadership looks like and how they can empower their peers through the Student Leadership Camp that was held on Friday, November 4th.
Thirteen Juniors in the council planned the all-day Camp. Each group worked as Junior Counselors and mentored their peers through leadership lessons, workshops, and general sessions.
“It was a fun day that helped us constructively build up our council, and get kids excited about helping the community,” said Hunter McNabb who was one of the event organizers. McNabb also worked with Amora Routt on a workshop that emphasized organization.
The core principles that the young leaders worked to advance were organization, accountability, creativity, mental health, as well as a variety of other important concepts. Students performed research, created lesson plans, and worked together to mentor younger students on the importance of leadership in extracurriculars and life.
Lyanne Garcia, a Junior Counselor added, “The conference was a fun learning experience for our school, and it was interesting to see what that would look like at our school and with our students.” Garcia hosted a workshop and several leadership lessons with Ruby Hiskett.
Students closed the productive day with an enlightening speech by the Student Body President Edward Morrow. The leaders spent countless hours of their own time to make the event a success.
Oasis Academy College Prep would like to thank Halle Feest, Anna Springfield, and Hunter McNabb for leading this initiative with the support of their advisor Lisa Swan. The Council would also like to thank Thanh Nguyen, Sarah Polish, Natalie Jaques, Amora Routt, Serenity Achurra, Emily Bird, Lyanne Garcia, Ruby Hiskett, Benjamin Utz, and Elijah Matter for their time and dedication that they put into this event to make it amazing!