SAVE THE DATE: 37th Annual SLS High School Conference
March 8-10, 2024 (Shanty Creek Resort)

Details Coming Fall 2023

Memories of 36th Annual SLS High School Conference "Navigate Your Future"

March 17-19, 2023
Conference Slideshow

Congratulations SLS Award Winners 2023

  • Student of the Year: Lacey Mann, Atherton High School
  • Advisor of the Year: Sandra Parker, Pinckney High School
  • Member Chapter of the Year: Hudson Jr/Sr High School
  • Most Improved Chapter: Clarenceville High School
  • Volunteer of the Year: Edelyn Westwood
  • Unsung Hero: Susan White

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.  

Speaker: Alisha Meneely, Sexting, Sextortion and the Law

Alisha Meneely is the Government Relations and Community Outreach Director for the Michigan Child Protection Registry. Alisha’s priority is to advocate for the Registry across the state of Michigan and help families stay safe while online. She is also part of the Leadership Team for the West Michigan Human Trafficking Coalition. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science Pre-law. Throughout her past career she has advocated for social public policy issues such as domestic violence, human trafficking, education reform, affordable childcare and other issues important to women and children. 


The Joel Tacey Magic & Juggling Show

Amazing magic, dazzling juggling, wacky stunts, and LOTS of audience participation highlight this exciting show.  That’s right, volunteers will randomly become part of the show, making this a totally interactive experience.  Get ready for BIG laughs and BIG fun for everyone!


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
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of social media, ABCD: Anybody Can Dance, Calm and Collective (Stress Managment), You Matter! We Matter! (Self-Image), Can you afford that Starbucks? (Budgeting) (Budgeting), Turning Your Passion into DREAMS,, Creating a Safe Place in School, The Ins and Outs of College, There is no "I" in Team, and more!
The "Big" Dance
Door Decoration Contest, Awards, Celebrations, Conference Photo, "Happy" and "Perky" SLS Mascots
Group Activities
Team Building Activities, Team Meetings, Action Planning
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