Hampton Bays High School Student Council Takes a Trip

Hampton Bays was well represented at the latest LEAD conference for student council and honor society members. Twenty-seven Hampton Bays High School Student Council members attended the conference, held in Chicago from Feb. 15-17.

LEAD conferences offer hands-on leadership skills development for students and advisers who are members of the National Association of Student Councils, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Topics highlighted at this seminar included tools for combating prejudice, bullying, drugs, alcohol and depression; idea sharing and networking; project planning; community service ideas and projects; fundraising ideas; team building; and education about healthy lifestyles. Approximately 950 students from around the world attended the conference in Chicago.
While at the conference, the Hampton Bays student-leaders attended workshops on topics such as teen bullying, service, taking it to the next level, energizing leadership and teaming, according to high school student council adviser Eleni Fotopoulos. There was also plenty of time for fun. While in Chicago, the students took a tour of Willis Towers, ate real Chicago pizza, ice skated in Millennium Park and took a stroll (and did some shopping) on the famed Magnificent Mile.