Dracut High School Hosts Fall Conference
Dec 10, 2016 07:13AM
By Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: this content was provided by Dracut Public Schools.)
Last month, the Dracut High School Student Council hosted the fall Northeast Association of Student Councils Regional Conference (NEMASC). More than four hundred students representing fifteen schools from across northeastern Massachusetts attended the conference.
Ms. Linda Dugan, Dracut High School Student Council advisor, introduced keynote speaker Johan Khalian, who delivered a message both direct and clear: do not let others choose your path for you; be your own person and find your own way. He told students the difficult work required to achieve goals and accomplishments is most possible when students pursue their passions. And if that passion is not known, Khalian stated, then students must start looking for it if they are to achieve ultimate success!
During the conference, students also learned lessons in developing and implementing leadership skills, both in their schools and their communities. Following the conference, these skills immediately were put to use in Dracut when students initiated a coat drive and collected two hundred coats for local children and adults. More than four hundred other students left the conference intent on making their communities places to live and learn.