Northwestern plays host to student council leadership workshops for June, July

June 10, 2019

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

High school graduates preparing to be junior counselors attending the June OASC Basic workshop are (back row, left to right) Ahmad Anwrrudin, Keegan Meyers, Corbin Walls, Caleb Bundy, Winston Brown, Jadie Miller, Jaret Perkins, Jordan Freeman, Matthew Roberts; (front row) Tobias Johnson, Julon White, Remy Young, Carly Fisher, Hanna Harrell, Abigail Boatmun, Aimee Nana and Brooke Posey. 

Members of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) have gathered on Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, June 9-14. About 275 high school students from across Oklahoma are attending this camp, where students engage in major skill development sessions.

Students attending for the week include high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. During the workshop, students are divided into 14 councils where they must come up with a school name, mascot, colors and a school song and chant. Students in each council also are given real life problems to solve and then act out their resolutions using skits. They also participate in breakout sessions that include leadership styles, team building, etiquette, school spirit and activities.

Junior Counselors, members of OASC who have graduated high school, were assigned to each of the 14 councils. Those students include Ahmad Anwrrudin, Abigail Boatmun, Winston Brown, Caleb Bundy, Carly Fisher, Jordan Freeman, Hanna Harrell, Tobias Johnson, Keegan Meyers, Jadie Miller, Aimee Nana, Jaret Perkins, Brooke Posey, Matthew Roberts, Corbin Walls, Julon White and Remy Young.

Students are using various buildings around campus and stay 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 said she is very thankful to Northwestern and the Alva community for their support in playing host to the event.

A second BASIC workshop will take place on Northwestern’s campus July 14-19.



Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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