Friday-Sunday March 16-18, 2018 Easley High School Easley, SC
State Conference will be held March 16-18, 2018 at Easley High School in Easley, SC. The theme is Full House of Leadership, based on the popular television show from the 90s. There will be lots of neon and character references throughout the conference.
Registration will be $100/attendee. This includes all activities, meals, snacks, and a t-shirt. Registration will open January 1, 2018. Each school may bring 12 delegates with additional spots being given for those running for office.
We will offer homestays to as many students as we can house, but in reality, this will not be everyone. Homestays will more than likely be limited to 20 schools or fewer. This will be based on who registers first. We have contacted the Hampton Inn, located behind Outback with easy access to Hwy 123 and Hwy 153. Their room rates are $120/night. The Beaumont is located in Easley, behind Applebees, on Hwy 123 and is closer to $100/night. There are other nice hotels in Powdersville which is close to our school and Greenville is 20 minutes away.
As always, Saturday evening will end with a dance. We would like this to be 90s themed, so please ask your council to be thinking of their best 90s outfit.
The Upstate offers many great opportunities for pre-conference outings with your council, if you choose to do this. Table Rock State Park offers great hiking trails for all ability levels. It is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon whatever the season. The Doodle Trail is a great biking, running, walking trail that connects Easley & nearby Pickens. Bikes may be rented in Downtown Easley. Every Spring, Easley hosts the Senior League World Series at the JB Red Owens Complex. It makes a great place to explore, picnic, and spend an afternoon. Clemson University is just down the road and is a great spot to explore with its botanical gardens, multiple sport stadiums, and beautiful college campus. (Clemson Baseball will play NC State Sunday, March 18th at 1 p.m. if you'd like to take your council as a post-conference activity). Downtown Greenville is beautiful with the Liberty Bridge and Falls Park. Scavenger Hunts are ready made in Easley, Pickens, and Downtown Greenville as each town hosts small bronze statues that can be located by using a list of clues. Grab an ice cream at Joe's Ice Cream Parlor and walk around our beautiful downtown area.
Please mark your calendars and join us in Easley March 16-18, 2018!
Thanks! State President - Brooklyn Kelley State President Advisor - Tracy Todd