Kansas High School Activities Association – Pratt Tribune
TOPEKA, Kan. – Starting June 24, more than 380 students from 17 states will embark on a three-day leadership journey at Mill Valley High School in Kansas. Regional Student Council Vision Conference 6 will be hosted by Kansas for the first time since the conference was established in 2017.
The United States is divided into eight regions, as recognized by the National Association of State Student Council Executive Directors (NASSCED). Region 6 – made up of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma – developed Region 6’s first VIsion conference in June 2017 by bringing together leaders and advisers from the 6 states. The first conference was held in Liberty, MO and has since been held in Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico and now Kansas. Since its creation, the
The VIsion conference has expanded and now welcomes student council members and their advisors from all states. At the conference, we emphasize peer-to-peer learning through networking, student-led panel discussions, school projects, national motivational speakers, leadership training, community service, and more.
“I’m so excited for Kansas to host this incredible leadership event, especially for students,” said Deputy Executive Director Rod Garman. “Speaking of students, I am very proud of the members of the Mill Valley High School Student Council and their counselors who worked extremely hard to plan and prepare for an outstanding conference. Mill Valley High School will be fantastic hosts.
This year’s conference attendees include students from: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Minnesota, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Carolina North.
KSHSAA worked alongside Mill Valley High School to host the event this year. The conference will feature speakers from a variety of leadership genres: Ted Wiese, Kim Karr, The “Amazing” Tei Street and Brandon Lee White. Lori Kiplinger and Joe Coles will lead breakout sessions. Click here for more information on each speaker.
McKenzie Marshall will speak about Relay For Life, Taylor Obersteadt with Special Olympics KS and Brenda Mott from SCRAPS KC will also be on hand to present service opportunities.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 24 and will end on June 26 at 11:30 a.m.