On Thursday, April 14th, students from secondary schools all across Halton gathered in Craig Kielburger Secondary School’s auditorium for the Horizons Leadership Conference. The conference consisted of several keynote speakers, split by various activities hosted by the Student Activities Council.
The day began after schools registered, with introduction speeches by Mr. Duley and representatives from the Halton District School Board, as well as the community. Afterward, the first keynote session was hosted by Stu Saunders, a motivational speaker who has spoken at hundreds of schools and conferences across North America. Just this past November, several students from CKSS had the opportunity to hear him speak at the Ontario Student Leadership Conference in Niagara.
After this session, students were dismissed for lunch, before heading off to icebreaker sessions hosted in the gym. The day continued with sprinkles of various speakers, from Orlando Bowen to representatives from Relay for Life. Towards the end of the conference, representatives from different clubs and councils at CKSS – Link Crew, DECA, Performing Arts Council, Student Activities Council, and Youth in Action – had the opportunity to discuss the ways in which they contribute to the student involvement at our school. The conference was emceed by the executive members of SAC: Sarah Mohiuddin, Sid Srikanth, and Rubani Gill, and it could not have been successful without the dedicated, hardworking members involved.