Student Council was always something I enjoyed in both High School and in College. It allowed me the opportunity to be involved, to meet new people, and to get good seats at all of the great events. In College, I traveled to several different states and even to Canada for conferences, and I was able to hold a National office, which was pretty impressive for a little girl from NY/NM. I loved it.
Now, I sponsor a Student Council, and it is hard work. Rewarding, to be sure, and I have incredible officers who make my job a little easier, but it is hard work.
Recently we went to a conference in Las Cruces, and watching those kids work through the challenges of a new experience, along with facing down their own insecurities and learning new things about themselves was probably the most rewarding part of all of it. I also learned that by Day 2, I'm pretty exhausted and if you aren't going to feed me, I turn into a gigantic jerk. I mean, I guess we already kind of knew that anyway.
The kids were wonderful. We didn't win any competitions, but the overwhelming response from my little delegation was excitement at the energy and spirit of community and the desire to bring a little piece of that home. I can't wait to see what they do with it.
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