S.T.A.R.S.

Striving To Achieve Real Success

Memorial Student Council Conference, 2019

Why "S.T.A.R.S."?

Our students were inspired by the acronym S.T.A.R.S. because it implies a reach for the stars and going beyond your own limits to make your events and initiatives shine brightly for your audiences. As a council, we complete an average of two events, projects, or initiatives per month of the school year, so we want to hone in on what makes a project successful, and how can we STRIVE to be more successful each year? This topic and more will be discussed at the S.T.A.R.S. conference 2019, held on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019. Register below.

Conference Cost: $20 per person

Pay by:

  • Check (made payable to MHS Budget)
  • Money Order (payable to MHS Budget)

Money for all participants is due by March 8, 2019.


Cost Includes the following:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Hot Lunch
  • Copy of Presented Materials & Access to digital folder of materials
  • Conference bag to keep materials in

Conference Agenda

Everyone will have an opportunity to attend all workshops and round-tables offered during the conference.

08:30 - 09:00 Conference Check in & Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00 Welcome & Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:30 Workshop 1

10:30 - 11:00 Workshop 2

11:00 - 11:30 Workshop 3

11:30 - 12:00 Workshop 4

12:00 - 12: 45 Lunch

12:45 - 01:35 Round-tables

01:35 - 02:00 Closing Statements, Group photo, and dismissal

*Advisers follow same schedule, but will be separate from student workshops and round tables.

Keynote Speaker:

Soon to be Revealed!


We considered many options for a keynote speaker who demonstrates "Star level success" in our eyes. We will reveal our speaker soon, once all board approvals have been met to release his or her name!

Workshop Vs. Round-tables

A workshop is a formal presentation about a focused topic. It is presented by a speaker who has prepared to talk on this topic. Questions will be taken at the end of workshops, and a copy of presentations will be provided. Often there is an obvious structure and proposed solutions by the speaker about this singular idea or concept being presented.

A round-table is an informal discussion led by a moderator who poses questions and does not seek to answer the question alone. Input from the table and the discussion generated is recorded by the moderator into a brainstorm sheet for later review.

All participants in a round-table are encouraged to share their own experiences and knowledge.