2019 Summer Leadership Camp News … Student leaders from many schools across South Carolina participated in our summer leadership camp. The theme this year was “Leadership Is My SuperPower”. Each delegate participated in council meetings that enhanced communication, planning and problem solving. Each day the students received leadership training, time to socialize and have fun, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other leaders around the state. Amanda Pinson once again coordinated the camp activities and the delegates enjoyed competition between the councils, dress up days, skill sessions, team building, communication training, and a chance to develop their leadership superpowers. Individual students were recognized for their outstanding work during the camp week. These students were the top nominees for camper of the week: Slater Brill-Easley HS, Ethan Damron-Green Sea Floyd, JoyDodd -Northwest MS, McLane Drawdy- Starr Iva MS, Gizzy Fish-Spring Hill HS, Mary Grace Galloway -Chapin HS, Caroline Hanson – Wando HS, Laurel Holley – Riverside HS, Jordan Keisler-Gilbert HS, Ian Kell- Pelion HS, Davis Leath- Academic Magnet HS, Mason Leath-Academic Magnet HS, Gavin McMillion- Chapin HS, Savanna Newman-Fulmer MS, Josh Parga-Airport HS, Joseph Pietrobono- J.L. Mann HS, Ellett Ward-Chapin HS, JackYarbrough-Laurens Dist. 55 HS. Three student were awarded the distinction of Camper of the week and will receive free registration to the SASC conference or the SCASC state convention. Those three winners are Ian Kell, Davis Leath and Ethan Damron. The state and district officers serve as junior councilors during the camp week. Individual JC’s are also recognized for outstanding work. The following JC’s were recognized Donte Coleman-Sumter HS, Ella DeNicola-Mid-Carolina HS, Mason Gibbs-Laurens District 55 HS, Emilie Glenn-Crescent HS, Emmalee Gunter- Chapin HS, and Riley Wasse-Wade Hampton HS. Riley Wasse was selected the winner of the JC of the week award and will receive free registration to the SASC conference. This year we had a unique opportunity to have a camp exchange with the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. Three South Carolina representatives, Ian Kell, Priya Desai, and Roger Mize, attended the NCASC leadership camp at Mars Hill University. Three North Carolina representatives, Zach Clemmons (NCASC state president), Maggie Bell (NCASC state vice president), and Keysha Mayfield (advisor), attended our camp at Cherry Grove. We were able to share ideas and compare the camp programs. We hope to be able to continue these types of exchanges and partnership with North Carolina. The camp week was enriched by 5 first time advisors who went through the program. A big thank you to Paige Fennell -Ridge View HS, Rachel Fountain – Northwest MS, Amanda Hastings – Dillon HS, Ashley Rousey – TL Hanna HS and Jessica Upchurch – Colleton County HS. We were also blessed to have the former executive director, Lola Richbourg, conduct an inspirational and fun general session. Thank you, Lola, for continuing to share your expertise with us. We really appreciate all of them for giving up their time to enhance the camp experience for our students. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our special council X members who worked so hard to provide us with suggestions to improve the election process and for setting up guidelines for the new officer positions. This summer workshop proved to be a great success and the student leaders left ready to use their superpowers and become heroes of leadership in their schools and communities.
2020 Summer Leadership Camp is already being planned for July 12-16. Look for more information and start planning now.