Student government to attend conference in Florida.

Cody Kimball

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They’re going to Disney World! A Walt Disney World Resort, that is.

The “executive board” will be attending the National Center for Student Leadership conference from Nov. 4 through Nov. 7 in Orlando Florida.

The “executive board” is comprised of Student Government President Chuck King, Vice President Rachel Kobylas, Secretary Kaitlyn Graw, Treasurer Jonathan Brewer, and advisor Carrie Bearss. According to Vice President Rachel Kobylas, the NCSL conference is “an opportunity to be taught, and hone our leadership skills.”

The conference, which is being held at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, in Lake Buena Vista Florida, will have representatives from colleges and universities from across the United States.

There will be nationally recognized speakers,” said Kobylas. “We hope to bring back a wealth of knowledge to the college.”

This trip is an annual event for the Student Government. President King, last year’s Vice President attended last year’s event in Washington D.C. and is now a “nationally certified leader,” according to Kobylas. After this conference each of the members of the Student Government will have the same certification, “as long as the testing goes well,” quipped Kobylas.

The NCSL website states that the conference fees are $559 per person. Skills courses are available from the NCSL website for $99 for others to learn these leadership skills, and receive the same leadership certification.

Group certifications are driven towards clubs and organizations with larger numbers, to teach planning, meetings, and other leadership skills. According to Kobylas, the trip is being paid for by Student Government fund raising and appropriations.

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