LTC 2016 - Our 61St annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 61st annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2016. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 13-16, 2016
LTC Ledger July 14 | July 15 | July 16

Session 2 - July 17-20, 2016
LTC Ledger July 18 | July 19 | July 20

LTC 2016 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2016 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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9:50 a.m.

Current State Officer Cindy Lin and past State Officer (and now Senior Counselor) Deanna Cafone are ready to welcome our delegates to LTC...

10:00 a.m.

And here they come, by bus...

10:08 a.m.

Conference Director Joe Fasanella takes the wheel of one of the LTC Golf Carts, looking for YOUR schools!

10:16 a.m.

Last Year Junior Counselor Alison Dolan is all over making sure her delegates luggage gets to the right place...

10:22 a.m.

The Name Tag Committee is hard at work making sure each delegate has a unique colorful name tag...

10:24 a.m.

And the Kaylas approve of the great job they are doing...

10:28 a.m.

Our staff wears their hearts on their sleeve - literally, as members of Alex's Army...

10:56 a.m.

New Junior Counselor Sophie Czernecki welcomes back former State Officer Radhika Shah, who has come to LTC Advanced...

11:17 a.m.

Our Junior and Senior Staff work hard to get all of our delegates involved in the fun...

11:42 a.m.

Our delegates quickly enter their LTC comfort zone and eagerly show off their moves!

12:04 P.m.

Senior Counselors Julian Gallo and Kellen Burke have our delegates first lunch in hand...

12:41 p.m.

The LTC Advanced Green Team gets (re)acquainted with the help of SC Pam Freund and JC Erin Contiliano at their townhouse meeting...

1:57 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, State President Sanjana Duggirala shows what part of Jersey this year's State Officers are from...

1:54 p.m.

While State Secretary Jessica Lail shows what part of Jersey does not really exist...

2:12 p.m.

Union County Freeholder (and Senior Counselor) Alex Mirabella recognizes Rich Rozycki and Sam (Rozycki) Felicetta, our two 25 year staff honorees...

2:25 p.m.

The 2016 State Officers have some fun while promoting "The Landing Pad", our LTC Conference Store...

2:41 p.m.

We've only been here a couple hours, and our delegates are already getting prizes...

4:04 p.m.

In our first class session, our delegates learn all about "Speaking With Ease". After getting valuable practice with supportive feedback - they do!

6:11 p.m.

An ode to dinner...provided by our LTC Dining Divas!

6:34 p.m.

Meals at LTC are not just about food! Our Junior Counselors take the stage...

6:39 p.m.

...and you never know what or who you'll see!

7:21 p.m.

In their second class, our delegates compare notes as they learn the secrets of "Effective Communication"...

8:38 p.m.

At the Get Acquainted Games, our delegates do all kinds of things designed for them to get to know each other a little better...

8:58 p.m.

And the Junior Counselors show them how to work together and have fun at the same time...

9:49 p.m.

In their keynote, your 2016 State Officers explain how "New Jersey SO2ARS." - Students Organize to Achieve Real Success!

10:02 p.m.

Our 61st delegate (from Bayonne) shares with everyone the thoughts racing through his mind when arriving at LTC...

10:06 p.m.

At opening, Kylo Ren realizes that the leadership force may not be with him...

10:19 p.m.

JCs Erin and Shane help everyone become part of the "JC Jukebox" as the energy level in the room reaches new heights!

10:21 p.m.

The energy here at LTC is contagious...just ask our 61st delegate!

10:36 p.m.

After a great JC Jukebox, we close with the introspection of "Peace". Yes, it's definitely been an awesome first day at our 61st annual LTC!

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY TWO...

 

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8:16 A.m.

Junior Counselors Shane Vyskocil and Elise Morano take some time to demonstrate proper grooming techniques to our delegates...

8:17 a.m.

Educational Director Pam Freund recognizes student leaders who are proving that New Jersey S.O.A.R.S by what they do in their schools...

 

8:21 A.m.

Senior Counselor Alex Mirabella gives his review of Breakfast...with some help from our delegates and a "Whisper of Cinnamon"!

8:26 A.m.

Last Year Junior Counselors Tessa Trach and Alison Dolan become "Donna & Rhonda"...

9:51 A.m.

In their third class, delegates learn the importance of
"Goals for Planning S.M.A.R.T."

12:19 p.m.

It's Advisors' Day and we welcome them with prizes! Thanks for coming...and for sending delegates to LTC!

12:22 p.m.

Our last year Junior Counselors finally get the most sought after prize at LTC, the New Jersey license plate!

1:26 p.m.

In our fifth class our delegates learn that they are "Elected To Lead Everyone"...

2:39 p.m.

In our fifth class our delegates learn they are "Elected To Lead Everyone", which makes them think about the "headband" they REALLY want to wear...

2:46 p.m.

And how they can apply the lessons to become even better leaders...

5:47 p.m.

At Dinner, our Junior Counselors re-enact the battle of North vs. South, West Side Story style...

5:51 p.m.

While Senior Counselor Victoria Fletcher becomes the target of delegate archery practice...

5:48 p.m.

Senior Counselor Courtney Lippincott enjoys a Philly-style cheese steak for dinner...

5:50 p.m.

Our "Cheerleaders" are excited for the LTC Games and get all the delegates ready...

6:16 p.m.

Before the LTC Games get underway, the Purple team takes a pose with their Townhouse Banner...

6:28 p.m.

So let the LTC Games begin! SC Mary Grace Henry has everything under control...

6:41 p.m.

The Green Team Junior Counselors are ready to lead their LTC Advanced delegates into battle...again!

6:57 p.m.

The Aqua Team competes in the LTC Frisbee throw...

7:08 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Red Team competes for valuable points by sharing their rendition of "Peace"...

7:16 p.m.

The "Mona-bella" is an event that requires both creativity and artistic expression...

7:22 p.m.

The Spoon Race is a classic part of the LTC Games which takes patience and dexterity under pressure...

7:28 p.m.

The fun you have and the bonding that takes place within your color group during the LTC games is simply awesome!

8:43 p.m.

Our Executive Directors Wendy Booth Sitzler and Lou Miller, along with Conference Director Joe Fasanella, have front row seats for Skit Night...

9:34 p.m.

Our delegates skits are never purr-fect, but when it comes to fun they are the cat's meow!

9:48 p.m.

The results from the LTC Games are in, and where are the Last Year Junior Counselors? Just maybe the scoring was fair after all...

9:58 p.m.

The State Officer skit takes us to the Miss LTC Pageant, with State Office Kevin Phildor playing the role of Steve Harvey...

10:05 p.m.

In the Junior Counselor skit, last year JCs Morgan Perry and Teresa Campbell do not disappoint!

10:26 p.m.

In our Staff Talent Show, Samantha Berk sings and plays guitar - just like she did as a State Officer and JC...

10:33 p.m.

Administrative Assistant Alisha Gangadharan shows her musical talent on the violin...

10:48 p.m.

Senior Counselor Rich Rozycki takes us on a Lion Hunt to close out the Staff Talent Show...

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY THREE...

 

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8:11 a.m.

Our Junior Counselors give another demonstration of proper hygiene...

8:16 a.m.

Our Last Year Junior Counselors take the stage to share their feelings...and a song!

9:28 a.m.

In their sixth class, delegates learn that "You Make The Call" when it comes to "Strategies For Success"!

10:57 a.m.

In their seventh class, Senior Counselor Phil Stewart helps delegates learn how to "Deal With I.T.!"...

11:50 a.m.

Our Junior Counselors have a lot of fun when it comes to introductions...

12:29 p.m.

At lunch, now it is our Social Director Fletch who takes aim with the bow and arrow...

12:36 p.m.

Eventually, the Conte sisters will get their revenge...

12:41 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Junior Counselors keep making meals at LTC truly unforgettable...

1:43 p.m.

In their eighth class, our delegates learn the important life skill of how to
"Make Your Time Count"...

2:54 p.m.

Then they put to work everything that they have learned so far during LTC in their ninth class, our Communication Workshop...

3:48 p.m.

By the third day our delegates have all bonded to renew old friendships and create new ones, some that will last a lifetime!

4:07 p.m.

At the LTC Block Party, the "Trenton Teapots" take on all comers in ultimate frisbee, and emerge victorious (again) to increase their record to a perfect 61-0...

4:25 p.m.

While others use their frisbee in a less competitive but equally fun way...

4:36 p.m.

There's a volleyball game going on during the LTC Block Party...until the ball goes into the tennis courts!

4:40 p.m.

Some delegates express their feelings about LTC with chalk on the sidewalk...

5:06 p.m.

After the Block Party, it's time get dressed up and celebrate the 61st birthday of LTC! Part of what makes it special is when LTC past meets LTC present...

5:25 p.m.

The Rozycki family is here to celebrate the 25th year at LTC for Sam and Rich...

5:29 p.m.

Sam and Rich now join the other members of the ever growing LTC "25 Year Club"...

5:34 p.m.

Meanwhile, Junior Counselor Shane Vyskocil has the gifts for the ladies of his color group...

5:47 p.m.

It's a time for photos as the student leaders of New Jersey dress up to celebrate...

5:52 p.m.

Taking lots of photos - and selfies, too...

6:52 p.m.

Our Junior Counselors also celebrate the birthday of LTC - with sparkling cider, of course!

6:52 p.m.

What would a birthday celebration be without cake?

7:03 p.m.

The State Officers lead our celebration - Happy 61st birthday LTC!

7:46 p.m.

The Delegate Talent Show provides a supportive environment to sing...

8:02 p.m.

Or play the guitar...

8:31 p.m.

Or test out our brand new keyboard...

10:34 p.m.

Reality begins to hit home for our Last Year Junior Counselors during "Jersey Girl" as the dance comes to an end...

10:37 p.m.

They're joined inside the circle by all their fellow Junior Counselors; at least there's one final day of LTC still to go...

10:44 p.m.

Our Last Year Junior Counselors take their special seats to watch our LTC Video...

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY FOUR...

 

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8:32 a.m.

At our final meal, Social Director Mike Fletcher keeps the laughs coming - just like he did for all the other meals at LTC...

9:04 a.m.

At Breakfast, Squire Gant is knighted by the one and only Alex Mirabella...

9:09 a.m.

More of our delegates are recognized for efforts in their school and community that show N.J. S.O.A.R.S.

9:15 a.m.

Our last year Junior Counselors get one final serenade to end our last meal together...

9:45 a.m.

In our tenth class, "T.E.A.M. Time", delegates have a ball as they learn that "Together Everyone Achieves More" while experiencing different leadership styles...

10:48 a.m.

After T.E.A.M. Time is over, our Senior Staff members and delegates take part in Focus Groups and "Reach Out to Touch Someone"...

11:37 A.m.

After our final LTC class is over, our delegates head back to the Cromwell Lounge one last time for the Closing Session...

11:44 A.m.

Our 61st delegate is back - and excited from a great LTC experience!

11:46 A.m.

So, what is going on with Kylo Ren?

11:48 A.m.

Kylo Ren is back! Will he embrace "The Force" of LTC - or will he turn to the Dark Side...

11:50 A.m.

Kylo Ren has turned away from the Dark Side, and takes a bite out of Leia's hair to celebrate...

11:56 A.m.

Here come our Junior Counselors, and that can mean only one thing...

11:58 A.m.

BEDLAM!
Our JC Coordinator Alex Conte keeps them in pace...

12:03 p.m.

We figured someone would have an apple on their head...

12:06 p.m.

So, the question remains: Did the lobster die from drowning or being boiled?

12:08 p.m.

Some of our Senior Counselors wear shirts that harken back to the days LTC was at Fairview Lake...

12:10 p.m.

By now, all the Junior Counselors are involved in the fun that is BEDLAM...

12:11 p.m.

And for the first time some of our Senior Counselors are streaming it live on Facebook...

12:16 p.m.

With BEDLAM in the books, our delegates head to the Grassy Knoll one last time for our closing circle...

12:20 p.m.

By now, everyone is
R.O.C.K.-ing along with the Junior Counselors...

12:22 p.m.

Our newest 25 year staff members come inside the circle for one last singing of "Peace"...

12:24 p.m.

The Last Year Junior Counselors also join us in the center circle for "Peace"...

12:32 p.m.

Delegates take advantage of their last chance to get souvenir photos, the LTC Video, and other mementos at "The Landing Pad"...

12:34 p.m.

It's not easy saying good bye when LTC ends - the color groups have their own closing circles...

12:41 p.m.

As our delegates depart LTC with memories that will last a lifetime, the question becomes...

When will YOU join us to create YOUR own LTC memories?