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          Idaho Leadership Conference 2011

          10/17/2011
          Contributed by Idaho State University

          Idaho Fall Leadership Conference 2011

          Coeur d’ Alene, ID- Student officers from all over Idaho representing Business Professionals of America (BPA) and DECA traveled to North Idaho College on October 7-8, to attend the Idaho Fall Leadership Conference. The purpose of the conference was to develop leadership skills and techniques in student organizations.

              Tim Milburn, Director of Campus Life at Northwest Nazarene University, kicked off the conference by presenting effective ways to be a leader in student organization. Milburn focused on the “Six Seasons” in a year pertaining to student organization and the five core student leadership skills.

              “Tim Milburn’s six season speech was amazing,” Taran Loper, BPA President. “It was powerful, kept people interested, and had great information.”

              Day two both organizations held separate conferences, in the BPA conference,  Secondary State Officers presented on membership/recruiting (Taran Loper and Ethan McIlhargey, Vice President), BPA’s updated website (James Petzke, Historian/Parliamentarian), and fundraising (Jacob Stevens, Secretary).  In the afternoon session Cindy Kuhn, Postsecondary President, presented on Torch Awards and Postsecondary National Secretary/Treasurer, Kayla Bailey, and Idaho State University Public Relation Officer, Jason Burton, introduce a new program called BPA Cares.

              

               “This weekend has provided students with the opportunity to learn leadership skills, so that they can be more effective in their chapters,” Dona Orr, BPA State Advisor.  

               The conference was not all work, on Friday night students go to go to the theme park, Silverwood but for the Halloween Festivities called Scarywood. The park showcased haunted houses and mazes, array of scary characters, and rides, some even backwards.   

              “It was entertaining and sometimes terrifying,” said Tedd Greenhalgh from Kuna High School.

              Ethan McIlhargey caused a lot of laughs by continuously running from a dead zombie ax-wielding woman. “It was the scariest thing I had ever seen.” 

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