At the end of September, Stanley High School’s junior/senior BETA members attended a Leadership Summit at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Students participated in team building activities and were given valuable leadership training.
Officers (President – J. Smith, Secretary – E. Walker, and Treasurer – R. Ross) were able to attend an officer training to strengthen their leadership skills and learn more about BETA. Vice President, M. Castillo, participated in the Leadership Representative Interviews where she interviewed in front of a panel.
The guys (J. Murphy, R. Ross, G. Claybrook, N. Loftin, E. Foshee, and D. Gannon) participated in a team competition called Collaboration Connection. They were engaged in quick, creative, and critical thinking challenges where they had to think on their feet by applying collaborative leadership skills and make connections to produce a response in a given time frame.
The girls (E. Walker, C. Yarbrough, M. Castillo, and J. Smith) competed in the “Lead Outside the Box” competition where they were given a real-world problem and had to give a two minute presentation of how they solved the given problem followed by a question and answer segment.
Both teams qualified for nationals in their events and represented SHS and Desoto Parish very well.
The SHS BETA club would like to thank all of the sponsors and the generosity of the community that helped make this trip possible.
Source: Stanley High School