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Olympic medalist to speak at Southeastern leadership conference for high school students

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Hollis Conway
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

JUMPING TO INSPIRE - Two-time Olympic medalist Hollis Conway is the keynote speaker for “EvolveU,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s first leadership conference for high school sophomore, junior and senior students.The conference is scheduled March 9 in Southeastern’s Student Union.


     HAMMOND – Two-time Olympic medalist Hollis Conway is the keynote speaker for “EvolveU,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s first leadership conference for high school sophomore, junior and senior students. The theme of this year’s conference, which is scheduled March 9 in Southeastern’s Student Union, is “World of Opportunities,” an athletic theme centered around the 2018 Winter Olympics.
     A dominating athlete, Conway is a six-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA champion. He was the top ranked high jumper in the U.S. seven straight years from 1988-94 and the top ranked high jumper in the world in 1990 and 1991. Conway completed a 16-year successful athletic career and is considered one of the best high jumpers in all of history.
     Conway is now the president of Overcoming Obstacles, Inc., a non-profit motivational speaking company and is the author of “Yes I Can” and “Grasshopper.”
     EvolveU entails fun, interactive and educational experiences where student leaders will be able to develop, cultivate, and evolve their leadership skills while interacting with college students.
Southeastern student leaders will facilitate workshops based on the four main topics of the conference: leadership coaching, collaboration techniques, communication, and achieving balance.
     Workshops will also be available for high school faculty and staff attending the conference.
For more information, visit southeastern.edu/evolveu or call 985-549-2120.




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