Northwestern to be site for student council camp

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Northwestern to be site for student council camp

July 8, 2009

Nearly 200 Oklahoma high school sophomore, junior and seniors and 35 staff members will be on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus next week for the BASIC Student Council Camp and Workshop.
Students will arrive on Sunday, July 12, for the week-long camp that ends Friday, July 17. This marks the second time for the camp to take place in Alva.

Marc Wallace, director of students and housing, said students will stay in Coronado and South halls and will be using various buildings on campus. Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, will welcome the group to campus on Sunday.
Kristi Neerman, facilities director for the workshop and director of activities at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, played an instrumental role in communicating with Northwestern about the opportunity to play host to the camp last year and returning this year.

Neerman explained that the students will be divided into 10 councils where they will come up with a school name, mascot, colors and a school song and chant. They also will participate in breakout sessions that will include leadership styles, team building, etiquette, school spirit and activities.

“This leadership workshop teaches students to delegate,” Neerman said. “It will be a fun-filled, yet serious week, and the students will walk away with a whole new look toward leadership.”

Neerman added that she is very thankful to the whole Alva community and for Northwestern’s support in hosting the event.