Nine Campion Academy student leaders trained with others from across the Mid-America Union during Leadership Experience at Union College last week.
A highlight of the workshop was the chance to get to know student leaders from other schools. “I really enjoyed being able to see all the other schools and know that we are all on a similar journey of being a leader,” reflected Ariel Patterson, junior and Resident Assistant at Campion.
The event kicked off with an emphasis on service, with the leaders working in community projects around Lincoln for Union College’s Project Impact day. Over the course of four days, the students participated in leadership simulation activities and listened to advice from experienced leaders, including the Union College SA officers.
Melody Mambo, senior and SA President expressed, “The thing I enjoyed most about the retreat was that we were able to understand our different strengths and weaknesses as leaders. We were able to show our abilities in activities provided by Union, and it was interesting to see how different people from each group stepped up to show their leadership qualities.”
Patterson further explained, “The weekend was full of really fun activities and challenges, and I was able to learn some valuable lessons for leadership in just a couple of days!”
Jill Harlow, Communication Director