Dance to the Rhythm of Leadership
Dance to the Rhythm of Leadership
Posted on 2015/01/16

January 2015

At the beginning of each new year, the Student Council classes from the nine schools in our district participate in a spirit and leadership conference.  The theme was “Dance to the Rhythm of Leadership."  The day began with all of the students breaking off into several small groups and visiting either an elementary school or rehabilitation center.  Student Council Teacher, Jenna Serafini, supervised a group that visited Sunset Elementary where they read to the younger children, they helped grade papers and were in charge of running games at recess.

Afterwards, all of the groups gathered together for the afternoon session.  It began with a motivational speaker named Troy Davis who was born with a muscle disorder which left him wheelchair bound.  He sparked in ambition in his audience while speaking about pursuing his dreams despite the challenges he faced.  He never gave in and was rewarded with the experience of attending the Olympics not just once but twice.  Then it was time to share ideas.  Students from all of the school mingled to brainstorm about community service projects, fundraising ideas, and how to cultivate school spirit.  Finally, there was competition in the form of a talent show.  The Rockets took home second prize for their western style dance and were crowned the most spirited student council.