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Lindbergh junior attends national student council conference

Matthew Brimer
Matthew O. Brimer, a junior at Lindbergh High School, is one of 1,800 student council leaders from across the nation who attended the 67th annual National Association of Student Councils National Conference at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, N.Y.

The NASC, administered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, offers leadership training, character education, and social activities, focusing on allowing students to fulfill their potential as leaders and more.

"Every year, the level of dedication and enthusiasm exhibited by the young people that attend the NASC conference is truly remarkable," Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the NASSP, stated in a news release. "It is wonderful to see so many young people from across the country taking leadership roles and making a difference in their schools and communities."

Brimer, who represented Missouri at the national convention, was trained in basic and advanced leadership, communication skills and dealing with diversity at the conference, which concluded last week. He participated in discussions on issues relevant to today's youth as well as an idea exchange with other leaders from across the country.

Delegates also were involved with the NASC Community Service project for Camp Good Days kids in the Buffalo area.

"During the NASC Conference, these already talented students learn to be better at motivating, organizing, training, and leading others," Rocco Marano, director of the NASC, stated in the release. "Student council and other student activities teach students essential skills such as goal setting, problem solving, decision making, communication, and working with diverse groups. That is why we look at student activities as co-curricular. Every NASC delegate will be taking home valuable knowledge and can serve as a role model for their peers."

Brimer is the son of Ed and Sheri Brimer and lives in Crestwood. While at Lindbergh High School, he serves as an active member of the Student Council, founded and leads the Driver Safety Group, runs on the track and field team, serves on the executive board of National Honor Society, started an annual school sock drive for the homeless, acted in the school musical "Guys and Dolls," is pursuing the International Baccalaureate diploma, and is involved in various other after-school clubs.

Outside of Lindbergh, Brimer works at Spanky's Frozen Custard, reads as a lector at Our Lady of Providence Church and makes movies and documentaries. He also has started his own memory video and multimedia company, Epic Digital Productions.

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