A Drumheller student went on quite an adventure a couple of weeks ago.
The local Rotary club chose DVSS Grade 11 student Brandon Holden to attend the World Affairs Seminar (WAS).
"This year it was in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Basically, what it is, is the World Affairs Seminar and every year they have a different topic that they discuss regarding world affairs and this year was innovation," explained Holden. "So we looked at innovation in regards to the environment, innovation with technology, space life and a wide array of different things."
The conference featured eleven different keynote speakers ranging from film producers to engineers.
"Everyday, there were always keynote speakers we got to go and see. We got to meet people from different companies like General Electric and Amazon, even former basketball player Will Allen," said Holden.
The seven day conference was available to American and International students ages16-18.
"I met five other Canadians there. They were all from the Ontario/East Coast area and I had a great time with them. One of the funniest memories is when we had a karaoke night down there, and we all got up and sang O Canada." reminisced Holden.
Along with the great memories, Holden also gained a greater view of the world around him.
"The biggest thing that I took away from it was a better understanding of how significant everybody in the world is, in terms of the world stage. I met a lot of great people down there. I think a big thing that came out of that week was a better sense of confidence leaving than I had before," reflected Holden.