LMA, Clarendon Hall students attend Fall Conference at State House
by Robert Joseph Baker | October 11, 2017 2:57 pm
Elected student body leaders from members of the South Carolina Independent Schools Student Association recently held their Fall Conference in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State House in Columbia.
The students attend schools from across South Carolina and Georgia, including Laurence Manning Academy and Clarendon Hall.
While in session at the State House, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the Student Exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the Honor Society of the Year and the 2018 Spring Convention.
Additionally, during a development session, students introduced resolutions, which will be debated during the 2018 Spring Convention.
Students interested in running for a SCISSA office during the 2018 Spring Convention were allowed to speak with and question the present elected officials of the association.
The South Carolina Independent School Student Association officers for 2017-2018 include President Manoli Stavrinakis of First Baptist School in Charleston; First Vice-president Malee Troutman of Holly Hill Academy; Second Vice-president Lydia Wilder of Richard Winn Academy in Winnsboro; Treasurer Morgan Cast of Florence Christian School; Recording Secretary Jackson Parrish of W. Wyman King Academy in Batesburg; Historian Natalie Cabit of Curtis Baptist School in Augusta, Georgia; Parliamentarian Hanks Avinger of Holly Hill Academy in Holly Hill; and Corresponding Secretary Sam English of First Baptist School.
“These student leaders had an opportunity to participate in the democratic process in the same setting used by our Legislature,” SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt said. “This activity, in addition to the education they receive at their respective schools, will go a long way in preparing them to become good, productive citizens of the state when they graduate.”