National Honor Society and Student Council members from Lake Park-Audubon recently attended a state leadership forum in Brainerd.

The MASC/MAHS (Minnesota Association of Student Councils/Minnesota Association of Honor Societies) Fall Leadership Forum was held Nov. 3-4 at Cragun’s Resort. LPA students who attended included Hailey Olson, Ashley Fullerton, Chloe How, Katie Pickett, Jon Stone and Paul DeBlieck.

The students were able to hear guest speaker Kim Alli, a leadership consultant with a program she called, “My Name, My Story,” which uses empathy to help students understand that people all take their own unique paths through the journey of life. Alli focused on leadership elements of networking and mindfulness.

Meanwhile, LPA faculty adviser Cheryl Hogie and other advisers attended their own special programs. Doug Erickson, the executive director of Minnesota Honor Societies, shared some information about that organization, and then there was a training session on networking as well as programs and projects that work well in advisers' respective schools. Finally, MAHS State Advisers Karrie Fredrickson and Jerome Johannes led the advisers in a question-and-answer session.

Both students and advisers were able to learn more about successful National Honor Society programs and activities across the state.

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Hogie and the LPA students described the forum as energizing, and said they look forward to implementing some of the activities and ideas they learned at the forum into their student-led programs and projects at LPA.