Entering the CASL

First of all, huge props to the hundreds of educators who work to make this conference available for our young leaders. Literally, Sandra Kurland and her team of many bring thousands of middle and high school students together from around the state for a weekend of work, play, and personal growth. The planning and preparation is thorough, but the work that goes into supervising is exhausting. Everyone goes home sleep deprived and gets about 8 hours rest in time to start their regular week on Monday morning. It is no easy task to work these trips and a huge thank you is necessary. I spoke to the middle school group on one day and the high schoolers the next. The spirit and excitement was

What Happens in Vegas . . .

I am not a gambler, so I went to Las Vegas to speak at 2 schools and not venture any farther. The speaking part went very well. I had the pleasure of meeting the teachers and staffs at 2 high schools, Foothill and Mojave. Both groups were phenomenal audiences and I appreciated their passionate responses. It is always my hope that cultural change goes through the teachers to the students, so I feel like my best work is done at that level. To wit, I love meeting with students, but without the adult commitment, the HMW message won't go forward. I have to say that Foothill High School put a different spin on the student assembly and it worked really well. Their staff targeted students from