Two CNSA graduate students present at West Central School Counselor Association meeting

Katie Diiro and Jamie Foss presented Friday, Nov. 2 at a West Central School Counselor Association Meeting at Minnesota State University Moorhead for school counselors from around the west central area in Minnesota. Diiro presented on NCAA eligibility and on the process of NCAA recruiting so school counselors can prepare and equip students with skills and knowledge needed to compete in college. Additionally, school counselors learned basic information about academic standards needed to be a student-athlete in the NCAA. Foss presented on a school counseling yoga curriculum that is designed to help students (K-5) build strong self-awareness/esteem, sooth stress, support health physical/emotional health, and reinforce positive social skills. The lessons are tied to the American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA) national standards. Over forty people were in attendance at the meetings.