The Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation held its annual Student Leadership Conference at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University Oct. 4. Bucyrus High School student-athletes representing the Football, Volleyball, Girls Tennis and Cross Country teams, as well as the Cheerleading squad, attended the daylong conference.
The conference featured several national keynote speakers focused on this year’s theme, “The Super Women.” The annual gathering is the largest student leadership conference in the country, with more than 1,500 student-athletes from around the state in attendance.
“This conference was important to develop and strengthen the leadership qualities those chosen individuals possess,” Bucyrus Athletics and Activities Director Rick Rawson said. “They are able to bring back those new learned skills to their respective teams.”
Six student-athletes were selected by their respective head coaches, and included: Jordan Whitmore, Brooklyn Spears, Ben Seibert, Sam Chase, Kiara Lewis and Shaina Orewiler.
Featured speakers during the event included Mindy Drayer, Brianne McLaughlin, Sue Ramsey and several other national speakers.
“Quality student athletes are important to the district to create a well-rounded educational program,” said Rawson. “These leaders may someday be a part of our community and have children that attend Bucyrus. We want them to become positive role models to those around them now, and in the future.”
Those with questions, or seeking more information, should contact Rick Rawson in the Athletics department at 419-562-2739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.