Kara Smith – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH)- LRHS HOSA officers attended the Fall Leadership Development Academy (FLDA) conference Nov. 16-18. The annual conference’s theme was “Great Classical Greek Leaders,” which was integrated into all the activities.
The LRHS officers who attended the conference were –
- Vice President- Junior Nicolette Ngov
- Committee Chair Person- Junior Kelsey Le
- Reporter- Junior Cameron Willis
- Parliamentarian- Junior Morgan Deglopper
Ngov said, “I had a really great time. I went in eighth grade and it was even better the second time around. The workshops really taught me how to be a better and more effective leader. I hope I can go back next year.”
In the workshops, officers learned about friendship, how to be an effective leader, how to communicate with members efficiently, vulnerability, and more.
Willis said, “It was a lot colder than anyone expected it to be. Some of the workshops were outside, and with the weather being in the low 40s, they felt like they took longer than they did. It was still a fun time though. My favorite thing about the conference was meeting the officers from other schools.”
The officers had the opportunity to participate in recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer during their free time. The conference also held a nightly campfire for officers to attend.
Willis stated, “The campfire was probably my favorite part because it was a fun way to warm up. We also made smores, and just hung out with other officers who attended the conference. I’d definitely attend the conference again”