“But, as I watch this, it really has become a team-building activity. The seniors and the freshmen, the offensive line and the defensive backs, all coming together. ”

Mike Kerr, Mount Vernon football coach

 

Fred Main/News  Charlie Bonham, standing at right, talks with his group during an exercise at the Knox Addiction Conference on Thursday at Kenyon College’s Gund Gallery. Teams were expected to come to a consensus on whether a person was a celebrity, role model or leader. The group members include, from left, Carson Rhoads, Noah Hubbard, Clayton Michel and Harry Gibson.

GAMBIER — When Mount Vernon football coach Mike Kerr found out about the student track at the Knox Addiction Conference, he thought it would be a good idea for his team to attend.

The conference touched on leadership, community involvement and drug and alcohol awareness for teens, and those were all messages Kerr wanted his team to hear. He got that, and more.

“When I first signed up for it, I didn’t really think of it as a team building activity. I really thought about it as an opportunity for them to hear some different voices,” Kerr said. “But, I watch this, it really has become a team-building activity. The seniors and the freshmen, the offensive line and the defensive backs, all coming together. Normally, you see them separate, but now they are all coming together and interacting at a different level. I think it’s been a neat team-building activity.”

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Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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