322 high school students on Northwestern’s campus for OASC BASIC Camps

July 10, 2017

High school graduates preparing to be junior counselors attending the July OASC Basic workshop

High school graduates preparing to be junior counselors attending the July OASC Basic workshop are (front row, left to right) Grace Kramer, Jayde Freitas, Kayla Dunn, Cade Shaw, Ana Teresa Atiles, Hannah Perry, Hailee Thompson and Makenzie Wilson; (back row, left to right) Briana Daugherty, Marc Lamanque, Ben Watson, Emily Poindexter, Nicole Lowry, Elaine McDaniel, Keegan Myers, Rachel Disler and Connor Olson.

The second group of members from the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) gathered on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, July 9-14. Overall the university welcomed 322 high school students. Seventeen are high school graduates who came to Northwestern prior to the camp’s start so they could prepare for their roles as junior counselors during the workshop.

Students attending for the week included high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. During the workshop, students were divided into 12 councils where they had to come up with a school name, mascot, colors and a school song and chant. Students in each council also were given real life problems to solve and then act out their resolutions using skits. They also participated in breakout sessions that included leadership styles, team building, etiquette, school spirit and activities.

Junior Counselors, members of OASC for July who have graduated high school, were assigned to each of the 12 councils. Those counselors included Ana Teresa Atiles, Briana Daugherty, Rachel Disler, Kayla Dunn, Jayde Freitas, Grace Kramer, Marc Lamanque, Nicole Lowry, Elaine McDaniel, Keegan Myers, Connor Olson, Hannah Perry, Emily Poindexter, Cade Shaw, Hailee Thompson, Makenzie Wilson and Ben Watson.

Students used various buildings around campus and stayed in university housing along with the directors: Karen Koehn of Alva, workshop director for junior counselors and state officers; Kristi Neerman of Tulsa, director of facilities; Martha Embry of Tulsa, director of curriculum and adult staff; and Janet Carter of Sulphur, director of registration.

Koehn added she is very thankful to Northwestern and the Alva community for their support in playing host to the event.

Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist
apgavitt@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8480

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