700+ students from around the globe to volunteer throughout Boca Raton

Round Square International Conference 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A passion to serve brought more than 700 students to Boca Raton from all over the globe. Flags in hand, they opened up a week long conference on service and leadership.

"The goal is to get young adults in one place and teach them how to be better leaders and servants to the world," said St. Andrews School student Kaitrine Assaf.

It's all part of the Round Square International Conference. The event is so widely recognized Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and the King of Greece attended.

"It's fantastic, you only have to look at the faces of our students and see they're excited. That excitement has come onto us too," said King Constantine II.

"I was star-struck, I've never met a royal before," said Assaf.

The students will attend events that highlight serving the community. They will also volunteer locally at beach cleanups, removing non-native plants from South Inlet Park and at Habitat for Humanity.

"I hope the day they leave school they'll take all of this with them," said Stella Storch, visiting from Germany.

Local students who have attended the conference before say the ideals they learn at Round Square have already changed their lives.

"I wanted to do something in my community and I've learned how to be a better leader and better internationally," said Assaf.

"You're already inspired early on and it's a great stepping stone for us and what we want to do," said Sophie Reid, visiting from Germany.

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