Florence Christian School and The King’s Academy attend conference the State House
ORANGEBURG – Elected student leaders from members of the South Carolina Independent School Student Association recently held their fall conference in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State House in Columbia.
The students attend schools in South Carolina and Georgia, including Florence Christian School, and The King’s Academy.
While in session at the State House, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the student exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the National Honor Society of the Year and the 2019 Spring Convention.
Additionally, during a development session, students introduced and debated resolutions, heard an explanation of student exchange week, discussed the headmasters’ paper, and heard the student exchange pairings.
Students interested in running for a SCISSA office during the 2019 Spring Convention were allowed to speak with and question the present elected officials of the association.
The South Carolina Independent School Student Association officers for 2018-2019 are Chandler Lawson, President, Florence Christian School; Addie Wright, First Vice-President, Calhoun Academy, St. Matthews; Mason Boney, Second Vice-President, Orangeburg Preparatory Schools; Dylan Matthews, Recording Secretary, W. Wyman King Academy, Batesburg; Joey Carlisle, Treasurer, Clarendon Hall, Summerton; May Rogan, Historian, Clarendon Hall, Natalie Cabit, Parliamentarian, Curtis Baptist School, Augusta, and Kaia Thomson, Corresponding Secretary, Florence Christian School.
“Student leaders from both South Carolina and Georgia participated in a parliamentary exercise to debate critical issues facing their schools from the floor of the historic South Carolina State House.” SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan said. “This activity, accompanied with the educational foundations provided by our member schools, offers these students a hands-on example of how the democratic process actually operates within the state and federal governmental systems. Our goal is to make the participants of this program better leaders and better citizens for the future of our great country.”
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.