Wilmot UHS students awarded donation from Kenosha County Tavern League to attend leadership conference

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Eight students from the Wilmot Union High School Student Government will join thousands of other student leaders at a Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 10-13.

On Thursday, Sept.15, President of the Kenosha County Tavern League Jennifer Collison presented advisors Tracy Carlisle and Dawn Barranco with a check for $700 to help alleviate the cost of the trip for the students. This donation will be matched by the Tavern League of Wisconsin Joint Districts 1 & 9 Foundation.

“We are extremely grateful,” said Carlisle. “This donation will help ensure that we can provide our students with educational experiences both at and outside the conference.”

LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers, and are a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which also administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.

Students will attend workshops on improving leadership skills, problem solving, project planning, fundraising, team building, idea sharing, and networking. The class officers will be accompanied by advisers Dawn Barranco and Tracy Carlisle.

“The LEAD Conferences offer talented young people from across the country the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills in order to make a difference in their schools and communities,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP.

LEAD Conferences are held three times each school year, and are growing in popularity in the U.S. and abroad. Attendance at each conference includes representation from an average of 23 states. In recent years, the LEAD Conferences have also attracted a more global audience with student delegations coming from a variety of countries that have included Bermuda, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.

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