Hoeven Urges Nearly 1,400 ND Students to Pursue Leadership, Public Service

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today encouraged students attending the North Dakota Association of Student Councils annual fall conference to dedicate their lives to leadership and service in their future colleges, workplaces and communities. He spoke before a crowd of nearly 1,400 student delegates from 95 schools that filled a Ramkota Hotel ballroom in Bismarck.

            “Already, you’ve stepped up to be leaders in your school, and now you must carry that leadership into your college years, and into your future careers and communities,” Hoeven said. “You are acquiring the skills and sense of public service today that will benefit you and our state tomorrow. No matter what direction you go in life, you must make good use of them.” 

            Hoeven also took questions on a range of topics from the student delegates, which included students from grades eight to 12. 

            “These young people hold so much promise for our state,” Hoeven said. “They’re tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers and public officials. Student government is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their talents and learn new skills so that they can lead in whatever path they choose to pursue.”