Three Templeton Middle School students and an adult advisor attended the Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC) Level 1 Student Leadership Workshop. The workshop was held July 11-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.
Students Katelynn Walters, Jeannine Hall and B.J. Steiner attended along with Templeton teacher and Student Council Advisor Arlyn Clarksen. They were among 175 Wisconsin middle and junior high school student leaders who participated.
The workshop was designed to develop leadership skills and increase students’ self-understanding and confidence. The middle school students were able to share many ideas with new friends they made from throughout the state. Activities emphasized skills necessary to conduct effective meetings, communication, organization, group processes, goal-setting, project planning and evaluation.
“The experience at the workshop provided exciting and mind-opening opportunities for all who attended,” Clarksen said. “Everyone will be going back to their councils with information and ideas to carry through the entire year.”
WASC is a statewide organization of public, private and parochial middle, junior and senior high school student councils. In addition to sponsoring seven levels of leadership training at summer workshops, WASC provides year-round support and programs for student responsibilities and leadership development.