Student council learns to lead together with heart

Posted: May 6, 2013 in Student Council

By Mario Duran
Cougar News Blog

Cactus Canyon Student Council members took a trip to the high school to have some fun and learn ways to be a better leader.
The junior high council met up with the Apache Junction High School Student Council and dedicated their afternoon to play games and learn how to be better people, both in and out of school.
“I (learned) a lot on how to be a better person not only at home but in school and in my community,” said seventh-grade representative Diana Elliott.
The Prospectors helped teach the Cougars to feel proud of their school and make it the best place to be, by planning great events and executing them with enthusiasm and excellent participation. The theme for the conference was “Lead Together with Heart,” to encourage students to join in and help make the school better.
“The idea is that it takes more than one person to start a movement,” said Jason Davis, adviser for the Cactus Canyon Student Council. “Until people join in, a leader is all alone.”
The Cougars had to perform extra tasks and earn points to demonstrate their leadership throughout the week before they could be eligible for the trip. The high schoolers plan something different for the conference every year, and it is ery popular every time.
Davis said, “I didn’t know what they have planned for us, but they always do a great job and the kids always have a great time.”
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