Students attend CASL

Casey Kim

Freshmen and sophomore students learned new leadership skills while attending workshops and listening to speakers at the 2018 California Association of Student Leaders State Conference April 7-9. Each year, CASL chooses a conference theme and a word to base its curriculum on. The conference theme and word this year was “start-up company” and “altruism,” respectively.“This year’s CASL State Conference was an incredible expierence yet again,” Justin Park ’20 said. “Attending the conference as a delegate for the second year in a row strengthened my passion and comprehension for traditional, modern and unconventional leadership.”Students attended workshops and rotations led by the directors on the CASL State Board.
“I would truly reccomend anyone with even the most infinitesimal interest to join us next year for these life changing workshops,” Park said.
Students also listened to General sessions that featured key-note speakers.
“Guest speakers at the general sessions shared their unique life experiences with us and inspired us to do the same, which was to be positive, be resilient and start a chain reaction that could change the world,” Sebastian Li ’20 said.
Delegates participated in a dance on the first night and traveled to SpeedZone during the evening of the second day.
“I was exposed to so many new opportunities and ideals I hope to bring back to Harvard-Westlake,” Kate Konvitz ’20 said. “The off-site activities really gave me an amazing chance to meet kids all over our state and see how lifestyles differed from those in Los Angeles.”