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ROMANS 15:4 VOUR COPIPIUNITV II Leaders From page 1 ing down barriers between classes and working together as a student body. Adams said the theme came from an idea that sophomores in her GEAR-UP class came up with in discussing those issues. She said the 54 students - all underclassmen - who participated in the workshop were those who responded to 90 in- vitations that were sent to students recommended by their teachers. The teens came up with a slo- gan, "Make A Change," otherwise known as "MAC Attack," for the efforts they will make with their fellow students. Freshman Jakob Hiett said the goal was to "have some changes in our school," mentioning bullying and drugs as particular problems that need to be addressed. "It was all the people who actu- ally want to get stuff done," he said. "I think definitely everybody who was involved wanted to get things done at school." Boudreau, who's from Cana- da and now lives in San Diego, is a former beach volleyball player, teacher, coach, world traveler and musician who now specializes in leadership retreats and summer in- stitutes for non-profit organizations and student associations across the country. He said his focus is on "ex- periential leadership training, where (teens) are part of the process. "What I like about this group is they're not here just to make a bet- ter climate at their school. They're doing it a different way, not adults talking at them." Sophomore Jade Corliss said she found Boudreau's approach "funny" and "interesting." "We learned you can be any- thing you want to be and nobody can stop you," she said. "You don't even realize you could be helping somebody when you do the littlest thing you do." In addition to the students, eight teachers attended the seminar. They are among 10 members of the high school faculty, who make up what Adams calls the "Dream Team," from the GEAR-UP theme "Making Dreams Happen," have agreed to take an active role in the process of working with students to make changes. They are Pat Davis, Keith Winslow, Melissa Klumpf, Nancy Ellis, Maggie Lindley, Chris Hiaasen, Pare Duman, Julie Har- vey, Kerstin Brosterhous and Ad- ams. Each will assist students in Photos by Scott Swanson Justin Boudreau, above, leads students in a group exercise while, at right, a team of students rehearse a skit that offered joking solutions to campus poblems. addressing particular problems that students identified as things they'd like to see different in their school, Adams said. She said the timing of the seminar, immediately after news hit the school that Athletic Direc- tor and coach Kostanty Knurowski had been arrested on sexual abuse charges involving a former SHHS student, "wasn't planned, but it worked out perfectly. "That issue was on a lot of stu- dents' minds," Adams said. "But as unfortunate as has been the situa- tion for our students this year, what I preach to them is that basically we have to move forward, come to- gether and learn from it. We don't just bad mouth individuals and dis- grace them. We have to move for- ward." Sophomore Chase Hutchins said he thought the event was "pret- ty cool." "As it progressed through the day it developed deeper meaning - morals, beliefs, figuring out where you stand," he said. " l think that was important because you'll be a better leader if you know where you stand." Junior Sadie Gordon said the students involved in the workshop have a common interest. "We all cared about the same thing - making our school a better place," she said, adding that she thought the workshop was helpful. "I think we needed to have it. It showed us that we have problems in our school and not just the teach- ers can fix them but that students can too. We can show other kids that if we work together, we can make things happen. It will take some time, but if we work together, things can happen." s V RI4ONDA McGOVERN (541) 405- 5051 MARY Pmcg (503) 302-8532 When Friday, April 13th concerl bvtoTe Apiil 11 th $10 ,pm-8:30 pm Where: SHHS Cafeteria rickets fr sale frm music student.' Limited seating for & of The New Era concert only - $5 q door SALON 144 Color or Partial Highlight, Cut & style w/Deep Conditioning - 375 $25 SPA PEDI OR $10 SPA MANI W/FREE PARAFFIN DIP 141.258.8588 I 144 W. GRANT I LIKE US ON FACEBOOK 2ND ANNUAL A FUND RAISING EVEN1 FOR SHHS BAND & CHO!R You are cordially invited to join us for an elegant evening of marvelous music and delectable desserts. Musical selection performed by: SHHS Symphonic Choir Sound Check 49 SHHS Band Proceeds go directly to the SHHS Music Dept. - we Thank You for your support!