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OHSAA Foundation to Host Nation’s Largest Student Leadership Conference Oct. 4

September 6, 2016
NEWS RELEASE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
Interim Commissioner Dave Gray
For Immediate Release – Sept. 6, 2016
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Foundation to Host Nation’s Largest Student Leadership Conference Oct. 4
The Ohio State University Student Union will welcome more than 1,500 students from OHSAA member schools
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nation’s largest student leadership conference returns to the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University October 4 when a capacity crowd in excess of 1,500 students from around Ohio will gather for the annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation Student Leadership Conference.
Led by professional speaker and event coordinator Harvey Alston, the theme of the 2016 conference is “Super Women in Athletics” and will feature eight women who will speak about leadership, achievement and overcoming adversity. The conference is free to attend for the first 1,500 students and is geared toward students in grades 9 through 11.
A video from the 2015 leadership conference is posted at:
“Our member schools are to be commended for making this leadership conference a priority and selecting students who are positive role models and leaders in their communities,” said OHSAA Interim Commissioner Dave Gray. “This is a big part of what school sports are all about. Leadership is one of the many values that can be established by participation in interscholastic athletics, including sportsmanship, integrity, teamwork, discipline and academic accountability”
2016 OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference Speakers
Harvey Alston – Conference Coordinator and National Motivational Speaker
Mindy Drayer – Columbus WCMH-TV Weekend Anchor
Allie Clifton – Fox Sports Ohio Basketball Analyst
Brianne McLaughlin – Two-Time Olympian Goalie, United States Women’s Hockey Team
Sherry Winn – Two-Time Olympian (Handball), Former Collegiate Basketball Coach; Professional Speaker
Kimberly Lowe – Director of Development, OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Melinda Schnell – Professional Speaker and Media Relations Expert; NFHS “My Reason Why” Campaign
Sue Ramsey – Former Ashland University Women’s Basketball Coach, 2013 National Champions
Deb Hult – Professional Trainer and Coach
OHSAA Foundation Website: http://www.ohsaa.org/foundation.htm
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