Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Elected student 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.
The students attend 35 different SCISA schools, including St. John’s Christian Academy.
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 2013 Spring Convention.
Additionally, during a development session, resolutions, which will be debated during the 2013 Spring Convention, were introduced.
Students interested in running for a SCISSA office during the 2013 Spring Convention could speak with and question the present elected officials of the association.
“These student leaders had an opportunity to participate in a democratic process in the same setting used by our Legislature,” Larry Watt, SCISA executive director, said. “This activity, along with the education they are receiving at their schools, will go a long way in preparing them to become good, productive citizens of the state when they graduate.”
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 110 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.