Hundreds of Girl Scouts will descend on campus next week, however, they will have more on their minds then selling Thin Mints. Tenth, 11th and 12th grade Girl Scouts will be flocking to the University Wednesday for a three-day national leadership conference at the University entitled "Together We Stand." The 638 high schoolers, who are from all fifty states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Germany, will be exploring and "identifying their values" and discussing them with their peers, said Project director Judith Kurnick. Kurnick said earlier this week that the conference includes workshops on colleges, careers, global and environmental responsibility, assertiveness and relationships. "Their interacting is important," Kurnick said. "I am sure they will stay up at night discussing issues from their wardrobe to the environment." Each Girl Scout attending the program will be offered a personal assets clinic that will present tips on health, nutrition, and makeup and wardrobe and self-esteem. While on campus, the Girl Scouts will be taking a tour of the campus through the office of undergraduate admissions. "Just having them on campus is a positive experience," Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Stetson said earlier this week. "We usually seize these opportunities with tours and group meetings and with admissions officers who generalize about the admissions process across the country." Stetson added that he hopes many Scouts will want to apply after spending time at the University.Comments powered by Disqus
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