About the VISION Conference
What began in 2016 as the Region 6 VISION (Value, Inspire, Share, Insight, Opportunity, Network) Conference – established by students for students and their adult advisors in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma – has grown to welcome all states to this National Student Leadership Conference for Student Council leaders. It emphasizes peer-to-peer learning through networking, student-led roundtables, school projects Gallery Walk, national motivational speakers, leadership skill training, hands-on community service, and more.
About Collinsville High School
Host of the 2023 VISION National Student Leadership Conference
Located approximately 15 miles east of St. Louis in beautiful suburban Collinsville, Illinois, Collinsville High School is home to nearly 2,000 students in grades 9-12. The current building opened its doors in 1971 and a new addition was completed in 2004. Their mascot is the Kahok and their colors are purple and white.
The CHS Student Council is a leadership and service powerhouse in Illinois, consistently winning state and national awards. It has earned the prestigious National Gold Council of Excellence for 16 consecutive years, awarded by National Student Council for meeting the highest standards in student service, leadership, voice and engagement. In 2013, CHS StuCo advisor Mr. Kyle Gordon was named the Warren E. Shull National High School Advisor of the Year.
Collinsville High School is no stranger to hosting a conference like this; in 2005 CHS welcomed student leaders and advisors from all across the United States, Canada, Australia, and beyond with the theme, Gateway to Leadership. Kahoks.org
About Collinsville, Illinois
Excerpted from Gateway Center’s Small Town Charm, Big City Amenities
Collinsville is well known throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan region for its location; convenient interstate access; proximity to Downtown St. Louis; historic Uptown complete with local shops, dining, and entertainment; annual Main Street festivals and events; regional shopping; local parks; bike trails with connections and routes extending throughout Madison County; and the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Collinsville is located at the center of the region’s transportation hub providing direct highway access which connects Collinsville to a number of cities, small towns, shopping, recreation, entertainment destinations, vineyards, and nature areas throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area and across Illinois and Missouri.
Collinsville is located just 15 miles from Downtown St. Louis and all of the amenities of a big city. Collinsville is a city with a well-developed sense of community pride in its rich history, and a forward thinking vision for its future. Explore Collinsville
The Collinsville area grows 60% of the world’s horseradish supply and is known as the Horseradish Capital of the World. Collinsville is also home to the world’s largest catsup bottle.