Pillar 1: Leadership
Three families (Blue, Red, and Green) competed against each other in the Family Olympics. Games were played and things got a little messy.
In true BLAST tradition, every family decorated their table for the annual banquet. The Green Goats created a Hollywood-themed table!
On the last night of BLAST, campers bonded around the camp fire, sang songs, and reminisced their favorite BLAST memories.
BLAST! Honor Council
Sam Tupper, Mountain View High School
Charlie McCollough, Camden County High School
Jeremiah de Sesto, Houston County High School
Jerry Cordova, Meadowcreek High School
Jearrod Johnson, Grayson High School
Riley McNeill, Grayson High School
A Few Words from the Campers
-Shayla Nguyen, Mountain View High School
"BLAST was a truly eye-opening experience. Not only did it change my perspective on leadership, but the program also brought me out of my shell and allowed me to create new connections with great people."
-Luke Morgan, Newnan High School
"BLAST is a life-changing camp that transforms your idea of leadership and teaches you the value of self love. No matter what expectations you have going in, BLAST will surpass all of them!"
-Reagan Stephenson, Grayson High School
"My first year of BLAST helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses as a leader. After a year of focused growth and evaluation, I came back for my second year as a new and improved leader. This year, I had a different perspective and was given the opportunity to not only transform myself but also influence others, and for that, I cannot help but to be thankful."
-Maggie Walker, Lambert High School
"BLAST was easily the most incredible leadership experience I've ever had. It helped me break myself down to the most basic level to help me evaluate not only my own personality and methods of leadership but also those qualities pertaining to my peers. If you're an underclassman member of your council, I would absolutely encourage you to experience what the camp has to offer."
-Sam Tupper, Mountain View High School
"The opportunity of attending BLAST was one that I can never forget! Being surrounded by like-minded student leaders who have a call to action of "inspiring others to inspire others," is an experience that truly changes a person. Their initiative of not only making their community a better place but more so theirselves, is nothing short of inspiring."
-Jeremiah de Sesto, Houston County High School
"BLAST was an incredible leadership camp and a great opportunity! I met incredible friends that will last a lifetime and learned new leadership techniques that have improved the way I communicate with others. BLAST had counselors that believed we could change the world and they gave us the tools to follow our dreams. I cannot wait for next year!"
-Charlie McCollough, Camden County High School
"BLAST was absolutely amazing! I had so much fun meeting new people and growing as leaders with them. I can confidently say that BLAST was a life-changing experience thanks to my BLAST family and I would 18381737/10 recommend!!"
-Jazmin Garcia, Grayson High School
"Going into BLAST, I did not realize the life-changing impact it would have on me. The entire weekend, I was surrounded by people who pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me learn more about myself than I ever thought I would. The campers and counselors were both amazing and I can confidently say, as a result, I have made some life-long friends."
-Virali Patel, Houston County High School
Summer Meeting 2018
Pillar 2: Service
Bert's Big Adventure
Ways to Contribute
- Fundraise as creatively as possible! (We will be awarding the Most Creative and Highest Amount awards again)
- Create Autograph Books
- Spread the Word to your Community
- Keep an eye out for more ways to contribute to Bert's Big Adventure!
Pillar 3: Membership
Pillar 4: Connections
Pillar 5: Democratic Principles
2018-2019 District Representatives!
The 2018-2019 District Representatives are listed below:
District 1 (Alpharetta High School): Sophia Abedi and Natasha Havanur
District 2 (Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology): Sandra Perez and Jonas Baker
District 3 (Episcopal Day School): Carter Ward and Matthew Lyon
District 4 (Wayne County High School): Chloe Johnson and Griffin Boykin
District 5 (Houston County High School): Maddie Key and Love Lee
Pillar 6: Advisor Development
The Advisor Advocate
Advisor of the Month
North Gwinnett High School
Advisor of the Month Nominations
In order to be considered for the July edition of the Gazette, please complete the form by August 25th.
Save the Dates!
When you become a GASC Member, you can take part in these incredible leadership development activities!
September through November: District Rallies will be held
October 19-21: SASC in Summerville, SC
November 5: Leadership Summit at the Georgia State Capitol
November 30-December 2: National Conference on Student Activities in Atlanta, GA
February 22-24: GASC 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA