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Leadership Opens Doors to Opportunity at the 2017 Student Leadership Conference
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Leadership Opens Doors to Opportunity at the 2017 Student Leadership Conference

Northwest Suburban Integration School District hosted their 7th annual Student Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Hotel in Plymouth.  This annual conference unites a diverse group of high school students from across the NWSISD eight district consortium. 

Well renowned comedian, actor, and radio personality, Shed G, was again, this year’s keynote speaker.  Known for his clean, faith-based comedy, Shed brought his inspiration, wit, and comedy to the conference and also shared his life story with the students.  He told students to "clear your mind and have a good mindset on what you want to achieve.  Believe in yourself and do NOT let yourself down!"

Students had the opportunity to participate in workshops, competitions, and a college and career fair.  Workshops included everything from yoga and power posing, overcoming pressure, understanding your personal leadership type, hands on with police equipment, leveraging diversity and inclusion, as well as how to maximize your opportunities.  Students competed against their classmates as well as students from across district borders in competitions such as AVID jeopardy, educational games, college exploration, conference theme development, creative storybook writing, employability skills as well as a NWSISD “Shark Tank!”

Through these interactive events and competitions, the Student Leadership Conference supports efforts to help close opportunity gaps by providing a culminating experience to practice college and career readiness skills with professionals from all over the Twin Cities and beyond.