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Student Leadership Conference

Student Leadership ConferenceHigh school students from 12 South Central and Eastern Kentucky counties had a unique opportunity to learn more about college during Student Leadership Conferences in the fall of 2010.

High school juniors and sophomores got a taste of what college life is all about and what they need to do to prepare for the transition from high school to college. The conference sessions were held on the campuses of Campbellsville University, Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University-Manchester.

Over 370 high school students attended simulated college classroom or break-out sessions where they were able to experience life as a college freshman.

“This experience changed my perspective on college,” Danielle Foster, a student at Adair County High School, said on a tour of Campbellsville University. “I learned a lot about how to set goals and achieve more of my goals. It made me want to push forward and strive harder.”

High school students from Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, and Adair counties attended the Student Leadership Conference at Campbellsville University. Students from Bath, Fleming, Menifee, and Rowan counties attended the session at Morehead State University. The EKU session involved students from Clay, Jackson, Leslie and Owsley counties.

The event was co-hosted by Forward in the Fifth, The Center for Rural Development and the universities.

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