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February 16, 2023
Due to a conflict with student council state conference and prom, StuCo switched things up and visited Disney World for their leadership conference this year, in Florida Feb. 1-5 to learn about leadership during informative conferences and activities from people and executives at the Walt Disney Co.
Student body president Elizabeth Proctor said that StuCo attended the conference to learn leadership skills, and then apply them within the school.
The idea of attending came from StuCo senior campus sponsor herself, Kristin Gartner.
“I had heard about this leadership academy at Disney World, and the fact that it was very hands-on and I thought it would really be great for my student council leaders to attend,” Gartner said. “And to kind of get a different idea of what leadership is from other people besides just myself or you just our surroundings here at The Woodlands. I thought Disney with their executives, what an amazing opportunity that would be.”
The conference gave a great deal of insight to StuCo about leadership skills and abilities.
“Our leadership conference was super informative and really engaging and I think we all built some good leadership skills.” Proctor said. “They talked about different types of leaders and what it means to be a good leader on the level of just our school and the real world, and how we can use different leadership styles to make the school the best we can make it.”
Everyone got a lot out of the trip.
“They took us behind the scenes of Disney and we did a bunch of different leadership games.” senior class president Riley Pickett added “We learned how to, as a leader, take yourself down off the pedestal and just kind of help the people around you.”