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For Immediate Release — August 2, 2010 | Americas
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — August 2, 2010 — Four students from Fort Campbell High School (FCHS), Fort Campbell, KY, were among 1,500 student council leaders and student activity advisers who attended the 74th Annual National Association of Student Councils (NASC) National Conference, June 26-29 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind.

The FCHS students who attended were Cami McFarland, Rebekah Johnson, Jourdan Lewis and Kathryn Ziegler. FCHS Student Council Sponsors Lillian Butler and Michelle McCullough accompanied the quartet. The students received training in basic and advanced leadership, communication skills, service, and diversity. They participated in discussions on issues relevant to today’s youth and networked with student leaders from across the country. They mentored local Boys and Girls Club youth as a community service project. They participated in college panels and a college fair at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, an urban campus in downtown Indianapolis.

“Attending the national conference was an opportunity for us that cannot be matched. We were able to network with students and advisors from all over the United States and other countries such as the Virgin Islands,” said Sponsor Lillian Butler. “We are implementing some of the ideas we learned and we're looking forward to an exciting year for our school.”

NASC, a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), offers leadership training at its conferences, focusing on turning student leaders into lifelong leaders. “The dedicated students attending the NASC Conference learn how they can become more effective leaders in their schools and communities,” said Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, NASSP Executive Director. “I commend these enthusiastic young people on their eagerness to take on leadership roles and make a difference.”

"Student leadership is the catalyst that enables students to be actively engaged in their own academic and civic education. In that sense, student leaders, like those from Fort Campbell High School, truly represent the future of our country," said NASSP Senior Director for Student Programs, Dr. Rosa Aronson.