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Student Future Leaders to Attend Peer Leadership Conference

May 2nd, 2016

Approximately 500 third through fifth grade students from around the county will attend the HCPSS Peer Leadership Conference on Thursday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. at the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia. School counselors sponsor the event, which is designed to help potential leaders realize and understand the positive influence they can have on classmates and within their school community.

Director of Leadership Development for the Howard County Public School System, Scott Ruehl, will deliver the keynote address. Breakout sessions will include verbal communication, cooperation, coping skills for leaders, overcoming obstacles, conflict resolution, building up leaders through positive power, and creating positive relationships. The closing session will include visual highlights captured throughout the day.

Students participating have taken on peer leadership roles in their schools, classrooms or community, as well as students who have shown strong leadership potential.

For more information, contact Kami Wagner, Acting Instructional Facilitator for School Counseling and Related Services, at 410-313-5676 or