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Six DIAA Student-Athletes attend NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

Dover, DE (August 1, 2019) – Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) was able to send six student-athletes to attend the fifth National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) hosted by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) from July 22-24, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Patrick Campbell from Brandywine High School, Monroe Hite IV from Caesar Rodney High School, Ondrea Boyer from Glasgow High School, Jessica Tyndall from Lake Forest High School, Katie Zabel from Sanford School and Emma Evan from Sussex Central High School all made the trip with DIAA Coordinator of Athletics, Donna Polk and Glasgow High School Business Technology Teacher, Ed Smith.


The annual summit provides a forum for adult and student leaders from around the country to discuss contemporary issues facing athletics and activity programs. The goal of the summit is for student leaders to develop leadership skills to improve communication, relationship building, goal setting, perspective and inclusion to take back to their schools and local communities to be an influence.

At this year’s summit, presentations by content experts included: “Perspective and Inclusion” by Dr. Kevin Ringhofer, a national trainer and consultant specializing in prevention, health promotion and leadership development; “Relationship Building and Maintenance” by Deb Hult, co-founder of Core Trainings and a nationally recognized presenter in relational and motivational leadership; “Creating a Healthy Culture on Your Team” by Dr. Gregory Dale, a professor of Sport Psychology and Sports Ethics at Duke University and “Brain Mapping or (Goal Setting in the 21st Century)” by Omari Pearson, an author, speaker, facilitator, mentor and consultant to high schools, colleges, universities and multi-national corporations who seeks to provide guidance for students to create a roadmap to success.

DIAA six student leader attendees will present these topics at DIAA Student Leadership Conference (SLC) from August 2-4, 2019.