Lillian Settles and Kate Simpson, Reporters Student council left for their annual states conference in Grand Rapids Saturday March 24. The group spent three days learning about leadership and working to improve their council. Seniors Olivia Simpson, Brooke Madgwick, Madilyn Clark, Katie Browning, Marissa Coomer, Alexis Fagan, and sophomore Katherine Simpson, were accompanied by advisors Kristina Powers and Katherine Barbour They checked in around 3:30 and went to a mixer where the councils first met and introduced themselves. That night they had an opening ceremony where they listened to six student speakers talk about perseverance. The next morning after they listened to the keynote speaker who shared his story of his battle with depression, they moved on to a structured activity to strengthen their council’s relationships. They had to keep balloons with priorities written on them afloat. The purpose was to determine the importance of these things in their lives. The student council members participated in many other events including student presentations, an awards dinner, and a dance. Browning won the unsung award which recognizes selfless students. No other awards were won by Roosevelt.