We are now well into our second month of school and students at Corner Brook Regional High are going flat out.
“Flat Out Leadership” was in fact the theme of this year’s Canadian Student Leadership Conference. You may recall that Corner Brook hosted CSLC last fall, when we had almost one thousand students flocking to the City of Corner Brook. They were welcomed into billet homes here with open arms and energetic cheering as they walked through the halls of the school. This year, twenty two students from the high school were greeted just as enthusiastically in the small town of Weyburn.
The week-long conference was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. Having spent CSLC 2011 as a Spirit Leader at our school, it was quite different being a delegate in Saskatchewan. Unique to this year’s experience was the culture that the province shared with students from all over Canada. We learned that what we call “hoodies” are in fact referred to as “bunny hugs” (think about it, it’s like being hugged by a bunny!), we experienced a hoedown and picked up some line-dancing skills, and even drove to one of the many nearby farms to top off the full prairie experience. In the midst of all this we were inspired by motivational keynote speakers, tested our strengths in team-building activities, and best of all created memories and friendships that will last forever.
Last weekend, another team of young leaders from our school traveled to the Provincial Student Leadership Conference hosted in Placentia. When I asked them how they found their experience, it was met with unanimous agreement of “Awesome!”. They loved every minute of the experience, from the dancing in the van on the road trip to the cheering and Newfoundland friendliness they encountered. A huge thanks goes out to Mr. John Dennison for chaperoning both PSLC and CSLC, as well as Mr. Reuben Austin and Ms. Michelle Park for travelling with the CSLC team. Both groups of students that had the opportunity to experience these conferences are pumped up with energy and new ideas that they will be putting to good use this year.
Up and coming events at CBRH :
B.Y. O. B. (Bring Your Own Banana): Friday, October 19th, students can finish off their lunch with a delicious banana split. The deal is, you bring your own banana and student council will give it to you for free! If not, you can bring $1.00 and still enjoy the ice cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and bananas.
Jamarama: Friday, October 26th students and staff at CBRH are sporting their best pyjamas to school in support of the Janeway. We will be collecting in donations during homeroom, but you can join in by donating online at http://jamarama.janewayfoundation.nf.ca/cb-high and wearing your best jammies to work next Friday!