Earlier this month, on July 3rd, the Carolinas District pulled out of Pineville, North Carolina, headed to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2016 International Convention. Before the convention started, the Carolinas District took a few days to tour Atlanta, visiting the many attractions and sites of the city. We rode roller coasters at Six Flags, watched the giant pandas play at the Atlanta Zoo, ate burgers at the Varsity, tried foreign sodas at the World of Coca-Cola, and visited the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Studio, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and the Civil Rights Museum. And that was just in the first three days!
On the evening of July 6th, the opening session officially marked the beginning of International Convention. Attendees spent the next day attending workshops, learning about their elected positions, leadership, service, Key Club, and more. Then, caucusing began and the new International Board was elected.
Our new International President is Devin Sun, the Carolinas' immediate past International Trustee, our new International Vice President is Mary Grace Lewis, and our district's new International Trustee is... Drew Valenti!
Then, on July 9th, International Convention ended with a fun dance, and the next day was spent traveling back home to the Carolinas.
The 2016 Carolinas District Tour to International Convention was a success, and definitely an experience attendees will never forget.