Recently, four students from Rutland County High Schools attended the two-day Advisor Teen Leadership Conference, which was held at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. There were about 60 attendees, in small teams from each high school.
The teams consisted of the school's SADD Advisor and the school's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) member. The Youth Advisory Committee is a leadership position where 1 student from each chapter acts as the liaison from their chapter to the statewide organization. The YACs also receive more training. The three person teams were made up of the school's YAC, who is a high school senior, and his or her underclassman replacement for the next year.
The purpose of the conference was to allow advisors and YACs time to plan and to bond. They also heard about statewide programs that their chapters can do locally as well as other locally-based programs which can be adopted.
The team from Proctor High School was Cliff Billings and Taylor Trombley, and their advisor, Claire Molner. Stafford Technical Center's team was Vicky Stone of Pittsford and Erika Stocker of Wallingford, and their advisor, John D'Esposito.