GASC Gazette

May 2018

Pillar 1: Leadership Development

District Representative Meeting: May 12th

A few weeks ago, the newly-elected District Representatives met at Houston County High School. At this meeting, representatives from Wayne County High; Houston County High; the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Alpharetta High; and Episcopal Day School discussed their new roles with our Vice President School- Grayson High. These incoming leaders engaged in teamwork activities, collaborated on ideas, and formed bonds with one another.

Maddie Key, a District 5 Representative, said she loved meeting with the other district representatives before school ended and "can't wait to see what is in store for the upcoming year."

This meeting helped to strengthen skills these high schoolers already possessed and allowed them to work towards common goals: increasing membership and student council support throughout the state.

We cannot wait to see what our district representatives plan for the 2018-2019 GASC Year!

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NASC Convention 2018

From June 25 through 27, student council members across from Georgia will travel to Plymouth, Minnesota to represent GASC at the annual NASC Convention. We wish them the best of luck as we know they will represent GASC well!
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GSMST and Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology Named 2018 National Gold Student Councils of Excellence

Every year, the National Association of Student Councils recognizes councils across the nation "for implementing a strong leadership program that meets council goals; functioning in an ethical and responsible way; and engaging others in leadership, spirit, civic, and service activities." Two of our very own GASC councils were awarded with this honor. We are incredibly proud of GSMST and Rockdale Magnet for maintaining councils that effectively nurture leadership in their students. Congratulations!
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Pillar 2: Service

Summer = Serving

Like Gandhi once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." When we take the intiative to serve our community, we create positive change in the place we call home. So as the school year comes to a close and summer nears, there are still many ways your council or you alone can serve the community. Here are a few ideas but remember, don't be limited to just these! There are numerous ways to better your community through service.

Pillar 3: Membership

Renew Your GASC Membership for the 2018-2019 Year!

GASC would be thrilled to have your council take part in our many activities throughout the year! Renew your membership and pay your dues now to remain a member for the 2018-2019 school year. Remember: it doesn't just stop with your school's membership! Encourage other schools in your area to join this incredible organization by Hugging a School. Visit www.gasconline.net for more information.


You may have a few questions: What is GASC about? Why should I join GASC? Why should I encourage other schools to join GASC? Let our President and Vice President School explain.

Now that you know why you should join GASC, click the button below to fill out the GASC Membership Form! The membership deadline is September 30th.

Pillar 4: Connections

Important Contact Information

Contact your District Representatives or the Vice President School for any questions pertaining to membership.


Vice President: Grayson High School

gascvicepresident@gmail.com

District 1: Alpharetta High School

gascdistrict1@gmail.com

District 2: Gwinett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

gascdistrict2@gmail.com

District 3: Episcopal Day School

gascdistrict3@gmail.com

District 4: Wayne County High School

gascdistrict4@gmail.com

District 5: Houston County High School

gascdistrict5@gmail.com



To find out what district your school and surrounding schools are a part of- look at the map below!

District 1: Red

District 2: Yellow

District 3: Green

District 4: Blue

District 5: Purple

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

On behalf of all us at GASC, thank you seniors for all your hard work, dedication, and drive in making not only your student council chapters the best they can be, but also encouraging others to be a part of GASC. We wish you well and success in all of your future endeavors!
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Pillar 5: Democratic Principles

Importance of Georgia Primary Elections

The 2018 Georgia Primary Elections have a particularly important impact on local and state decisions more so this year than any other. Georgia’s been a red state for a very long time, but Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Georgia by just 5.2 percentage points — a smaller margin of victory than any Republican presidential nominee in the seat since 1996. That’s given Democrats some hope that they could pull off one or more unexpected victories here this fall.
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Making History

Former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams was elected to be the first African-American woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States.


By handily defeating Stacey Evans, a former state legislator, Abrams became Georgia’s first African-American nominee for governor. The general election is sure to draw intense national attention as Georgia voters determine whether an African-American woman can win in the Deep South, a region that has not had an African-American governor since Reconstruction.

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Republican Runoff

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will face Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a July runoff, after the two emerged as the top finalists Tuesday in the five-man race for the Republican nomination for Georgia governor.

Whoever emerges from the grueling nine-week runoff will face a November showdown against Stacey Abrams.

Pillar 6: Advisor Development

Advisor of the Month: Jessica Adams

Heard County High School
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This month's GASC Advisor of the Month is Mrs. Jessica Adams from Heard County High School. Mrs. Adams has been the Student Council Advisor for two years and is truly loved by her students. Allanah McQuain, a student from Heard County High School says that Ms.Adams stands out because "She is caring and she really gets involved with what's going on in our school. Mrs. Adams doesn't just give her club members an assignment or a club project and just go and supervise while they complete the project. She helps us go all the way and really achieve our goal. Mrs. Adams is someone that anyone can go to and talk to about anything from homework to something that may be personal or on a personal level. I have been in a lot of clubs and she is by far the best if not one of the best club advisors I have ever met. She will actually but and listen when you need her to. She will help you whether it's a ride home from school or borrowing her jacket on the bus when you're on your way back from a field trip to Six Flags because your cold.” A service opportunity that Mrs. Adams and the Heard County High School Student Council had participated in was a Princess Pancake Breakfast for the young girls in their schools and community. They have also participated in Relay for Life (last year, 2017) as well as helping numerous clubs on numerous occasions. Congratulations Mrs. Adams and Heard County High School!

Advisor of the Month Nomination

Do you want your advisor to be recognized for going above and beyond? If yes, click on the button below and fill out the form!

In order to be considered for the June edition of the Gazette, please complete the form by June 25th.

Save the Dates!

When you become a GASC Member, you can take part in these incredible leadership development activities!


2018

June 25-27: NASC in Plymouth, MN

July 18-21: BLAST! 2018 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

September through November: District Rallies will be held

October 19-21: SASC in Summerville, SC

November 5: Leadership Summit

November 30-December 2: National Conference on Student Activities in Atlanta, GA

2019

February 22-24: GASC 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

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