36th Annual SLS High School Leadership Conference

SLS High School Leadership Conference 2022
Created by Jillian Davis, WSU

Who should attend? All high school student leaders, SLS chapter members, and advisors who want to strengthen their leadership skills with dynamic speakers, interactive workshops, health education and safety programs to challenge and inspire in this 100% student-led conference!


Keynote Speaker: Miss Michigan 2022, Melissa Beyrand

Melissa Beyrand is on a mission to convince students, particularly girls, to consider careers in science, tech, engineering, arts and mathematics, or STEAM. 
It’s not only about improving the long-term career prospects of young Michiganders but it would also help a state that is creating jobs but faces a growing mismatch of talent needs.  
Beyrand, 22, of Milford, has a rather unique platform from which to talk up STEAM professions: She was named Miss Michigan on June 18 and she’s traveling across the region visiting schools, Girl Scout troops, community organizations and others as part of her official duties.  


Concert Performance by
Connor Lyman, Junior, Garber High School
Connor has a passion for music, theater, and performing arts. He wrote his first song, “Young Inside”, at the age of 15 which was released in August 2021 along with his first music video. His first album of all original music was released in June 2022, with his newest music video release “Hey”  November 2022.
Nicole King, is a former SLS advisor, educator, and administrator who currently works as the Ethical Culture Lead for Consumers Energy. Nicole is a Michigan-native who has performed for many artists like Big & Rich, Brett Young, Justin Moore, Verve Pipe, and many more. This spring Nicole will be paying tribute to one of her musical icons, Jewel, at the Bay City State Theater.
Workshop Topics
Being Who YOU Are Meant to Be, Safe Social Media, Bollywood Dancing, Yoga, Self-Image, Can you afford that Starbucks? (Budgeting), Turning Your Passion into DREAMS, Safe Driving, Sexting & Laws, and more…
The "Big" Dance
Door Decoration Contest, Awards, Celebrations, Conference Photo, "Happy" and "Perky" SLS Mascots
Group Activities
On the Spot Team Building, Scavenger Hunt, Team Meetings, Action Planning