Student Delegate Program

PSBA, through its various programs, strives to provide the school leadership team with the tools they need to meet the responsibilities of school governance and leadership.

Oct. 16-18, 2013 | Holiday Inn Harrisburg East

In conjunction with
PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference
, Hershey

PSBA hosted the 43rd annual Student Delegate Program in conjunction with the 2013 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, Oct. 16-18. The student program is held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, with some events held at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. 

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Hot Topic Discussions for 2013


Featured Events, Speakers


Student Celebration Showcase

(Hershey Convention Center)
See this link for details and an application to perform!


School Leadership Banquet

(Hershey Convention Center)
Capt. Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips

Steering your ship through rough waters: Lessons on leadership from Captain Phillips

For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years. Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage to protect his crew of 20, and persevered aboard a small lifeboat with three pirates before being rescued by U.S. Navy SEALS.

Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, the "floating CEO" draws on lessons from those dramatic events to show how we can survive and thrive, even in these times when hope and support seem to be in very short supply. Captain Phillips will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered an extraordinary challenge.


Closing Session

(Chocolate Ballroom, Hershey Convention Center)
Kaitlin Roig

Kaitlin Roig

Defining your purpose

"I can. We can. You can, because we can." That was the mantra of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal, Dawn Hochsprung. That is the same mantra that is carried forward to Sandy Hook first-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig. She is one of the brave heroes of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

Roig endured one of the worst tragedies the world has ever seen. She had to make a choice. She took steps to move forward, not on, from that tragic day. In that process, she knew that she had been given another chance at life. She was able to find the positive in the darkness and bring the good out of terrible evil. She made a choice – to be caring, compassionate, kind, loving and empathetic, and to teach that to her students. She realized in the face of evil, that her impact as an educator was to help other teachers to teach a social curriculum to their students. Everyone is confronted with pain, sadness and evil, and we each have a choice of how to react to it. You can let the pain define you, or you can define your own purpose. What choice will you make?


2012 post-conference materials


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Questions? Contact PSBA’s student program coordinators Jody Grab ( or 717-506-2450, ext. 4487); Michelle Kunkel ( or 717-506-2450, ext. 3365).