Students learn skills-building and networking at conference
Posted on 06/10/2019
Students attending annual leadership conference posed with Dr. Walts in hallway.

The 2019 PWCS Student Leadership Conference brought together more than 750 middle school and high school student leaders for a day of skills-building and networking. The theme of this year’s conference was "Igniting the Spark, Focusing the Flame."

Now in its 12th year, the conference aims to encourage student leaders to continue seeking out and accepting leadership responsibilities as part of their contribution to society and to increase their awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges in a variety of settings. The conference also helps students develop a network of peers in PWCS to support collaboration. More than 60 sessions were offered, many led by students and PWCS graduates.

Student-led sessions included "Eliminating Stereotypes," "Establishing a Mindset to Get Your Job Done," and "Know Your Worth." Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Walts attended the conference, which was hosted by Gar-Field High School. He enjoyed performing with Gar-Field High School’s African Student Association Dance Group (ASA).