Upper School students reflect on NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Four Upper School students recently joined more than 2,000 students at the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This conference was a multiracial, multicultural gathering of student leaders from independent high schools across the globe that allowed participants to develop their cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles.

Our four attendees shared their takeaways from the conference during Upper School assembly yesterday, noting how transformative and motivating the experience was. Tristan Choi ’25 was inspired to create the Asian Students Association at Waynflete. He hopes that the group will provide “an affinity space to discuss Asian experiences and changes that need to happen, but also the beauty of our culture.”

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