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08 November 2001 @ 04:09 pm
Associated Student Body Officers found frozen...  
I didn't have to go to school today. Yippee! Instead, I was sent to an 'ASB Leadership Conference,' where myself and Branham's other ASB officers spent 2 1/2 hours talking to other ASB officers from several other schools in the area. (Saratoga, Gunderson, Leigh, Pioneer, Fremont...I think there might've been another school as well. I don't quite recall. I remember there weren't any private schools, tho'.)
We were the last school to arrive (bad traffic) so we sat in the back next to Leigh, the school that shares a district with us. Unfortunately, this meant I had to sit next to Melissa Daniels, who happens to be one of my least favorite people in the world. Why? Mostly because she's a phony - she acts like she respects people and then backbites about them. Behavior like that bothers me. Unfortunately, since she's Leigh's ASB Secretary I had to work with her.

I did get to see Tony from Lynbrook again (heart! ^_^ He was at the Enterprise Leadership Conference I went to last March.) and that was cool. He looks really different now - his hair is back to natural black and he wasn't wearing his chunky glasses. (Awww...he looked so kakkoi either way!) I didn't really have a chance to talk to him so I admired him from afar. (Can't help it...he's cute! ^^;; I didn't talk to him at ELC either...bad Sam!) I also got to see Laila again (from Leigh) and that was pretty fun too, because she's another sugoi person who was my room mate at ELC. (One of them, anyway.)

Anyway, so we talked about the normal ASB-type stuff, like what problems we have at ASB meetings, what kind of jobs we have to do, blah blah blah blah blah not exciting at all. We did play a stupid ice breaker (the games are idiotic, but you can't help but like them because they're so corny.) in which you pantomined different movies to your group and the last person had to guess the movie.


There was also a guest speaker, a woman who had once been a fashion model-now-turned etiquette school teacher and peppy speaker. She gave us a bunch of information about her school and talked to us about how terrible it is to be a teenager these days. (Really?) She wasn't particularly interesting, but she made a couple of really good points. Besides, it was definitely better than going to class, right?

Our hosts at Saratoga High were very courteous, if somewhat disorganized. They fed us donuts and funky pastries. ^_^ Free food = good! Jeff (our ASB President) was very delighted.

I learned something interesting about ASB Councils today. The majority of them, judging from the schools that attended this meeting, are
A/all or majority female
B/The Leadership class is mostly female
Branham, it turns out, was solitary in that it was the only school where the Leadership class has a 50/50 gender split, and the ASB Officers were half male and half female.

Oh yeah...most of the people were also Asian. Oh yeah! Asian Pride and all that stuff.

Oh, and it was very very cold all meeting long. They must've had the air conditioner running or something...my teeth were chattering for the first half hour or so, and I had a long sleeve shirt and a sweatshirt on.