Friday, October 19, 2018

Reflection on Student Leadership Conference

  Cassidy Coughlan (Spirit Leader), Chloe Donovan (President)
and Emma Sturgeon (Secretary) in Jasper, Alberta on the crest of
the Whistler Mountains after riding 2270 meters up on the Skytram.
The three students attended the Canadian Leadership Conference
in Edmonton, Alberta in September. 
I've had the fortunate honour of getting the chance to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Edmonton, Alberta this September, and let me tell you it was truly an eye opening and life changing experience.

I met so many new people and I saw some of the most miraculous sights I have ever seen, such as the rocky mountains 2270 meters in the air and also the township of Jasper, one of the most comforting and welcoming places I have been. 

These are only two of the amazing things I got the chance to see in Alberta, but there were so many more that I hope you get to see yourself because only seeing the sight for yourself would do the justice.

I took multiple pictures while I was there but none of them even begin to capture the pure beauty of this province. So, all I can say is if you are from Canada and ever get the chance to travel, you do not have to leave the country, you can simply leave your province and see some of the most breathtaking views you will see in your life.

I personally believe my friends and I have learned a lot about leadership and how to take initiative in our school and in our overall life. We hope to build this strength and spread our leadership to the kids throughout the school. 

There were many inspirational speakers that really had some heart breaking stories and messages, and they all taught so many people lessons about life and how sometimes you just have to stand up and speak out. 

I remember one of the speakers in particular that told everyone in the crowd that when asked how the trip was, to respond “Better than Good” because there is no better way to respond than that.

By Chloe Donovan. Chloe is President of the Blackville High School Student Council.