Southeastern to host leadership conference for high school students

Thursday, December 14, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Recognizing the value of a smooth transition from the high school to university environment, Southeastern Louisiana University will host its first leadership conference designed specifically for high school sophomore, juniors, and seniors this spring. “EvolveU” will be a one-day conference of fun, interactive and educational experiences where student leaders will be able to develop, cultivate, and evolve their leadership skills.
     “This conference will be a way for high school students to learn leadership skills while interacting with college students,” said Academic Advisor for the Center for Student Excellence Kandace Formaggio. “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 to be held in Southeastern’s Student Union. A full schedule of sessions and events will be available closer to the March 9 conference date.
     “World of Opportunities,” an athletic conference theme centered around the 2018 Olympics, will feature renowned motivational speaker and two-time Olympic medalist Hollis Conway as the keynote speaker.
     Formaggio said high schools from across the state have been invited to the conference.
     “We have asked high school counselors or high school organization or club sponsors to organize the registration process for their schools,” she said. “Each school is encouraged to bring 20 high school students and two faculty and staff members.”
     Early bird registration for EvolveU is $25 per participant, whether students, faculty or staff members, until Dec. 22. Regular registration will be $35 per participant Dec. 23 through Feb 15.
     For more information, visit or call 985-549-2120.

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