This year, Lowry hosted the Leadership State Conference from April 26-28. Eighty-five schools from Nevada sent over 1200 student representatives to Lowry.
Lowry's leadership students and advisors put in all their effort to make this years conference one to remember. They have been planning and preparing for months. Decorations were made weeks before and the students spent a week putting them up.
Throughout the three days at of the conference, general sessions were held, motivational speakers came, there were workshops, JC groups, and many more activities occurred.
Advisor Tanya Grady is happy with the outcome of the conference.
“It went very well. It was three long days of hard work by our entire leadership class and all of the feedback we received from those who attended has been very positive,” said Grady.
Freshmen, Araceli Galarza enjoyed her second state conference.
“It was a cool experience. I got to attend state in Vegas last year and this year as the host school, I got to experience all the hard work and effort that goes into hosting it,” said Galarza. "It was really quite an experience hearing stories and hearing all the speakers motivate you to become a better leader than you already are. I overall enjoyed state and thought it was a blast.”
Freshman class Secretary Anjolie Karrer had a good experience as well.
"When the time for schools to start registering, watching the list get bigger each day I think that’s when we realized we are actually hosting a conference with 85 schools attending. Sadly I couldn’t help with the conference, but I was a delegate which means I could be in the conference and see it from a different perspective," said Karrer.
Attending a conference lasting memories for the students.
"Being able to go to state last year and then putting on and attending a conference this year was probably something I’ll remember. Attending a conference is something I think every student should experience. The energy, positivity, and friendships made within the conference leaves you with a powerful feeling. My favorite thing is that it doesn’t matter what school you come from or how large that school is, we come together and try to make our schools the best they can be," said Karrer.
Junior Class President, Erin Acosta appreciated the outcome of the conference.
“Overall everything went better than expected. Everyone in leadership worked very hard the entire year for this conference, so it was pretty rewarding to see it all come together,” said Acosta. “I was able to have fun and learn more about leadership. I hope everyone who attended had a good time as well.”