On Thursday, 2 February, six Wheatley juniors attended the annual Student Athletes as School Leaders Conference at Hofstra University. Organized by the Nassau County High School Principals Association, Nassau County Physical Education Consortium and the Hofstra School of Education, the purpose of this conference is to celebrate, support and encourage positive student leadership throughout Nassau County school districts. Student team leaders have the chance to meet their counterparts from other high schools and share ideas about the meaning and significance of leadership. The day includes keynote addresses; focused dialogue between student leaders, coaches, athletic directors and principals; and training in communication skills.
The Wheatley students selected to participate in this conference were:
- Matthew Baltzer
- William Farrar
- William Feil
- Jessica Hastings
- Nicole Hetzel
- Mary Ma
The keynote speaker at this year’s conference was Gian Paul Gonzalez, a teacher and motivational speaker who became nationally known during the 2011 NY Giants Super Bowl run. You can learn about Gonzalez’s story through the video below:
Congratulations to the Wheatley students who participated in this wonderful event!