Over 230 High School Students on Northwestern’s Campus for OASC BASIC Camp

July 14, 2021

July 2021 BASIC

High school graduates serving as junior counselors attending the July OASC Basic workshop are (front row, left to right) Risa Fitter, Laurel Reesling, Maggie Dansbury, Madison Lake, Madeline Mueller, Nadily Smith, Kami Fryer, Jordyn Jastice (back row, left to right) Lucas Martinez, Brody Smith, Delaney Barghols, Constance Kettler, Michael Forhan, Andrew Celedron, Noah Albert and Lisa Gouldsby.

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 11-16. Overall the university welcomed 231 high school students from across the state. Sixteen 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 Noah Albert, Delaney Barghols, Andrew Celedron, Maggie Dansbury, Risa Fitter, Michael Forhan, Kami Fryer, Lisa Gouldsby, Jordyn Jastice, Constance Kettler, Madison Lake, Lucas Martinez, Madeline Mueller, Laurel Reesling, Brody Smith and Nadily Smith.

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.

“Round two of OASC BASIC kicked off just as enthusiastically as our June session,” Koehn said. “The difference our community makes in these young leaders will continue to serve our entire state. Thank you Alva for continuing to open your hearts to growing these leaders!”


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist

eedavis@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8480 

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