RHS SGC Salutes SEMASC at Winter Conference
Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor
HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL – On Thursday, January 14, the Rockland High School Student Government Council attended the first annual Winter Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (SEMASC) Conference hosted by Hanover High School.
The conference’s theme was “Star Spangled SEMASC: Pride in Leadership” and attendees were encouraged to show their American pride by dressing in red, white, and blue. Overall, 300 high school students from the South Shore attended the event.
The night’s events consisted of an Opening Session, including a welcome from RHS’s own Ashley Pezzella, SEMASC President and Hanover High School’s Student Council President Mike Meads.
The Opening Session was followed by a round table idea exchange activity. Following the round table, students participated in a hands on community service project where they helped to prepare care packages for soldiers serving overseas in association with the local organization, Care Packs. Also, SEMASC Executive Board members and alumni facilitated several workshops. A dance that featured an American Pride inspired photo booth concluded the event.
Overall, RHS’s leaders left this first of its kind event energized and ready to use the ideas and newly strengthened leadership skills they received back at Rockland High.