800 students attend leadership conference at CHHSPosted May 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, Schools, Village Mill
By Heather Jaszewski
Clover Hill High School had the honor of hosting the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Student Leaders Conference April 27 and 28. Approximately 800 students from across the Commonwealth—including 30 from CHHS—demonstrated and honed their leadership skills by participating in workshops, pep rallies and seminars. The students who participated in the conference were selected through teacher recommendations.
The conference objective was to further develop the students’ understanding of leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship. CHHS was selected to host the conference through a bidding process, which involved a sales pitch.
CHHS Assistant Administrators Chris Wahrman and David Zyglocke put together a video to highlight their ideas for the conference, including emphasizing the facilities at CHHS.
In addition to the faculty members, 35 student ambassadors helped make the conference run smoothly, working hard to set up before daily activities and cleaning up afterward.
The conference began at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and the opening session was held in The Chiller, the CHHS stadium. Saturday began with a pep rally, with seminars and activities focused on sports team leadership.
Motivational speakers Josh Sundquist and Eddie Slowikowski offered suggestions to motivate students to serve as leaders in their schools and communities.
In addition, CHHS hosted a college fair for the students, with representatives from Virginia colleges encouraging students to become involved in the decision making process about their future, and VHSL Executive Director Ken Tilley encouraged the gifted student leaders to take action in their communities.