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Local schools create mini-festival for student council conference

Local schools create mini-festival for student council conference

The 81st annual Southern Association of Student Councils 2015 conference, Lassiez Les Leadership Rouler, was co-hosted by South Lafourche High School and Vandebilt Catholic High School.

SASC is comprised of 15 southeastern states including Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The conference had 1,076 students and advisors in attendance and focused on student and adult-led leadership seminars.

For nearly five years, SLHS and VCHS have been working in partnership to prepare for the SASC 2015 conference. The event came to fruition October 10 – 12 with the majority of the conference taking place on the grounds of VCHS. The culminating event was held at the Larose Civic Center and was a day that SLHS will forever treasure.

In classic Cajun style the SLHS students, parents and many gracious community members hosted a mini-French Food Festival featuring Waylon Thibodaux, Clustafunk, live alligators and of course the highlight of the evening, the best Cajun food on earth.

“Getting to experience SASC was an opportunity of a lifetime and a memory I will cherish forever. The friendships I made and the leadership qualities I have gained with definitely help me in my future endeavors,” said SLHS Senior Zachary Breaux.

Principal Gaye Cheramie expressed how proud she is of the SLHS student body for making the conference a huge success.

“I know our students will use some of the ideas they got from the conference to plan events for the students at South Lafourche High School,” she said. “I cannot say enough how much I appreciate all they do to make SL a great place to be.”

As a final fling since transferring to another school, Dana Gros, the Student Council advisor for SLHS, said the conference was the perfect ending to her career at SL.

“We have a tremendous group of young adults backed by a selfless community. It really was a dream come true,” she said.

Many key players helped to make the conference a huge success. The SLHS student council members, students, administration and faculty, ROTC, band, art students and the wonderful community of South Lafourche were all instrumental in making this event possible and giving more than 1,000 students from various states an opportunity of a lifetime.