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OHSAA to Host Nation’s Largest Student Leadership Conference

By OHSAA on September 21, 2015 state news Print

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The nation’s largest student leadership conference returns to the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University on October 6 when a capacity crowd of 1,500 students from around Ohio will gather for the annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation Student Leadership Conference.

The 2015 conference will focus on overcoming adversity, academic success and character development. The conference is free to attend for those students selected by OHSAA member schools and is geared toward students in grades 9 through 11.

“Students selected for this conference are demonstrating their commitment to being a positive role model and leader in their communities,” Dr. Dan Ross, OHSAA Commissioner, said. “That is what school sports are all about. Leadership is one of the many values that can be established by participation in interscholastic athletics, including sportsmanship, integrity, teamwork, discipline and academic accountability. This conference is one part of that.”

Two videos from the 2014 leadership conference are posted at:




The 2015 leadership conference speakers include:

Harvey Alston – Conference Coordinator and National Motivational Speaker

Clay Hall - Sports Director ABC 6/Fox 28

Bobby Carpenter - Ohio State Football All-American Linebacker and NFL Veteran

Chris Hahn - WWE/WWF Wrestler and Actor

Larry Hoepfner - Executive Vice President, Columbus Blue Jackets

Shawn Harper - Indiana Football and NFL Veteran

Joel Penton - Ohio State Football, Community Service/Academic Achievement

Eddie Slowikowski - Three-Time All-American Track, USA Gold Medal Winner Pan Am Games

Mark Inkrott - NFL Veteran, CEO of Up-Field

Bill Hosket - Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, NBA and Olympic Champion


OHSAA Foundation Website: http://www.ohsaa.org/foundation.htm