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Leadership Conference at LISD

Some East Texas students learned important skills for becoming tomorrow's leaders at a conference today. Nearly 100 Longview High School students packed into the school's auditorium for the "Pathways To Leadership" seminar. The conference teaches students how to become more effective leaders in high school and in the future.

Many students say while the material was taught through fun and games, they will be able to take these skills with them for the rest of their lives. Longview High School student, Megan McQuaid says, "He's just given us a lot of skills that we can use when we interact with other people, just even the simplest things like he taught us how to shake peoples hands and stuff, especially when you're working with adults and things like that, it's good to know good communication skills."

"We have so many programs for at-risk students and we just kind of assume the good kids know what to do and take a leadership role, and you know we don't teach them that, so we travel around the country we're taking kind of the best of the best and we're challenging them and stretching them," says motivational speaker Chris Wood.

The students were chosen to attend the conference because they are all student leaders on campus--whether they are athletes or involved with student government.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com.

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