Oceanside Schools

Team captain takes on leadership conference


Gianna Horen, the girls’ swim team captain at Oceanside High School, represented OHS, New York State, and Long Island’s Section VIII at a leadership conference in Indianapolis over the summer. In a note to her coach, John Madden, who is also a school counselor at OHS, Gianna wrote about her thoughts on the conference:

“I was one of two representatives for New York state at the 2022 National Student Leadership Summit. At this summit we learned about being more effective and better leaders, planning for further education, good sportsmanship, being a good digital citizen, inclusion, and how to build good and effective relationships. We learned from the expert content speakers. I also met people from around the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the speakers, we also helped with Special Olympics Indiana, which was a great opportunity and a ton of fun. I really wish that the conference had been longer. It was one of the best experiences of my life.”

— Kepherd Daniel