On Friday, October 27th, six Centura students had the opportunity to attend the UNK Leadership Conference. Character Council members, (6th graders) Lilyana Campbell, Cherish Moore, Finley Korinek, Brianna Rasmussen, (5th graders) Gabby Feeney and Hope McDonald, along with over 300 students from all over the state, gathered at the Student Union in Kearney. After we were welcomed by Allyson Bohlen, Region IV President and Sheryl Feinstein, Dean College of Education at UNK, the guest speaker was former Husker and Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kyle Larson.
The students broke into color-coded groups and got to know each other under the leadership of UNK education major students. After lunch, the groups toured the campus and learned about several of the different areas UNK offers. Stations included: Dance; Air Transportation; Ears, Eyes and You; Exercise Science Lab; Hands on Economics; Behind the Scenes at the Miriam Drake Theater; Education Mac Lab; Stress and Leadership at the Field House; Hearing and Speech. After returning to the Student Union, the students discussed all the different areas they visited, filled out surveys and had drawings for UNK prizes. The kids had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to attend this conference!