ORANGEBURG – Students from Newberry Academy were among students from 39 schools who attended the South Carolina Independent Schools Student Association’s fall conference in the Summerall Chapel on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston.
Commander Joe Molina, Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets, was in charge of the opening prayer and devotion. Lt. Gen. John Rosa, president of The Citadel, welcomed the participants to The Citadel and gave a brief talk.
While in session on the campus, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the Student Exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the Honor Society of the Year and the 2017 Spring Convention.
Additionally, during a development session, resolutions, which will be debated during the 2017 Spring Convention, were introduced.
Students interested in running for a SCISSA office during the 2017 Spring Convention could speak with and question the present elected officials of the association.
“These student leaders had an opportunity to participate in a democratic process,” said Larry Watt, SCISA executive director. “This activity, along with the education they are receiving at their schools, will go a long way in preparing them to become good, productive citizens of the state when they graduate.”
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.