2019 Student Leadership Conference

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

More than 750 middle school and high school student leaders attended the 2019 PWCS Student Leadership Conference. It was a day of skills-building and networking. The theme of this year’s conference was “Igniting the Spark, Focusing the Flame.”

Now in its twelfth year, the conference aims to encourage student leaders to continue seeking out and accepting leadership responsibilities. Students are encouraged to increase their awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges in a variety of settings. The conference also helps students develop a network of peers in PWCS to support collaboration. More than 60 sessions were offered, many led by students and PWCS graduates.

Student-led sessions included “Eliminating Stereotypes,” “Establishing a Mindset to Get Your Job Done,” and “Know Your Worth.” Superintendent of schools Dr. Steve Walts attended the conference, which was hosted by Gar-Field High School. He enjoyed performing with Gar-Field High School’s African Student Association (ASA) Dance Group.

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