2021 High School Leadership Conference Schedule
Dr. Martha Sales
Emily Anne Pride
Bloom Where You're Planted
Emily Anne Pride holds a Bachelors degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication and a Masters Degree in Organizational Communication, both from Western Kentucky University. She is currently working on her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with focus areas of Post-secondary Education and Public Health. She currently works for the university in the departments of Housing and Residence Life and Environmental Health and Safety. Emily serves as a Facilitator for WKU Student Activities Leadership & Volunteerism Program and works with Alpha Omicron Pi chapters across North America on recruitment & retention programming
Zach is a graduate of the WKU Full-time Master of Business Administration. Also, Zach earned his undergraduate degree at WKU and majored in political science, minored in finance, and earned a certificate in financial planning. Prior to graduating from the MBA program, Zach worked for the Center for Financial Success for two years as a student. He has a passion for educating the WKU and Bowling Green community on financial literacy. Zach's favorite things to do are spend time with his wife, Gina, connect with close friends and family, read and write, play basketball, and serve at his local church, New Life Church.
Confidence in Public Speaking
Emily Adkins is an instructor at WKU. She has earned a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from WKU. She currently teaches public speaking and has presented at several national and international conferences on a variety of topics. She has a passion for education and helping students reach their fullest potention. This is what she has to say about her session at the High School Leadership Conference (HSLC).
"As an instructor of Fundamentals of Public Speaking, one of the biggest concerns I hear from my students is how nervous they get when they present in class. I get it, public speaking can be daunting, but it can also be the skill that propels you through life and sets you above the rest! You have plenty of things in life to stress about, and public speaking shouldn't be one of them. In this session, we'll briefly cover the fundamentals of public speaking and increase your confidence in your ability as a presenter. I look forward to meeting you and helping you increase your confidence in public speaking!"