Story by Bettina Tan, Carmina Fernandez and Christine Soberano
Leadership classes put their heads together to discuss various ideas and concerns.
The Leadership summit this quarter was held by Hercules High School’s own leadership class on Apr. 3 in the HHS library from 9 a.m to 12:20 p.m.
Each quarter, leadership students throughout the West Contra Costa Unified District meet together for this summit in which students bonded and discussed experiences, successful events and issues within their schools.
“I think that [these leadership summits] can be really helpful and successful,” HHS Leadership advisor Jessica Steinberg said “last year we were able to attend all four [summits].”
Only five schools–Pinole Valley High School, De Anza High School, El Cerrito High School and Kennedy High School–were involved.
Students were free to talk about leadership issues within their schools while working with students from other schools. They also formed groups and created mock proposals for made up events which were then presented to the attendees.
Senior Janelle Agapito participated in the summit and interacted with the other students from different schools.
“I learned about other school’s strength and it is also nice to hear other people’s opinions,” Agapito said, “I also learned about school spirit within other schools.”