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High School students attending leadership conference

January 16, 2013

Ten Schuylerville students have been invited to attend a student leadership conference at Siena College entitled Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP). The event is designed to empower students “to lead the fight against bigotry, intolerance and all forms of hatred in their communities.”

The students attending are: Corwin Ackerman, William Austin, Kayla Brenz, Ashley Edgar, Alexas Leach, Griffin McPherson, Tyler McMahon, Anna Moss, Kiabet Quiroz and Rachel Rodriguez. They were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership abilities. Teacher Laura Lewis is encouraged by the students’ enthusiasm for the conference. “I’m sure they will benefit in many ways, including interacting and working with peers from area schools in positive and pro-active ways, learning about the concerns and issues facing other students, and continuing to cultivate their leadership skills to address the concerns of all students,” she said.

The conference is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series at Siena College in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.