Student leaders to attend Disneyland conference

January 15, 2016 — by Spring Ma and Eileen Toh

Twenty-eight students from Leadership, ASB and class office positions are attending the annual Youth Leadership Program conference held by USA Student Travel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim from Jan. 28-31. 

Twenty-eight students from Leadership, ASB and class office positions are attending the annual Youth Leadership Program conference held by USA Student Travel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim from Jan. 28-31.

These student leaders will emerge from this experience with a new perspective on their roles within the school, according to activities director Rebeca Marshburn.

“Leadership [on campus] is related to the school, but [the conference will] talk about how to become better citizens and individuals,” Marshburn said. “Students will learn how to use these skills to make not only the school, but also the community a better place.”

Student leaders have been attending the conference since 2014, meeting other campus leaders from around the state and exchanging perspectives.

This year, however, Marshburn has added a new workshop to the itinerary to make the trip “constructive,” where attendees will work with Disneyland employees to see the behind-the-scenes action of and leadership behind several rides, such as Splash Mountain.

As the trip’s departure date nears, the attendees look forward to spending three days learning and having fun at “the Happiest Place on Earth.”

“I'm excited to go backstage with the employees since we'll learn how they work and what they do,” Homecoming/Spring Fling commissioner Yuna Kim said. “I’ve always thought Disneyland was a magical place to be.” 

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