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New Madrid County R-1 counselors attend fall conference

Sunday, November 19, 2006

NEW MADRID - Lisa Godwin and Julie Victor of New Madrid R-1 School District recently attended the 58th Annual Missouri School Counselor Association Fall Conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks.

This year's conference theme was "School Counselors...the Essential Piece". A variety of workshops provided professional development opportunities for the counselors to enhance their counseling programs. Mrs. Godwin volunteered as a facilitator and Mrs. Victor assisted with registration.

Mike Smith, motivational keynote speaker, presented "Helping Make Great THings Happen." Academy Award and 16-time Emmy Award-winning producer, Arnold Shapiro reinforced the commitment, passion and motivation of counselors in his keynote address titled "What a Difference Making a Difference Makes."

The MSCA 2006 Fun Run/Walk and silent auction raised over $3000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

NJHS at New Madrid Middle School donated a basket for the silent auction. Networking, skill-building workshops, exhibits, and refreshing opportunities for the attendees enhanced a continued counselor role of serving students as an essential piece promoting learning and understanding.

Charlie Holt, a Bernie counselor, serves as the MSCA president.