GASC GAZETTE

May Edition

GASC SAVE THE DATES

May 10: BLAST! Summer Camp 2019 Registration Closes

May 15: Final Deposit of $500 for NatStuco Conference due

June 24-26: NatStuco Conference 2019 in McDonough, PA

July 17-20: BLAST! Summer Camp 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

PILLAR 1: LEADERSHIP

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GASC is the proud host of the annual BLAST! Summer Camp at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. BLAST stands for Bringing Leaders And Students Together and each year, the camp does just that. Student leaders from around the state gather for three days to build relations and mature as leaders. Each camper leaves BLAST as a new and improved leader, ready to take what they learned back to their communities to make a difference.


Our brand-new BLAST! website has everything you need to know about this incredible camp and more!


Registration closes May 10! To register your students, click on the button below.


To look back on last year's BLAST! camp, watch our recap video below!


Be sure to check out the BLAST! website by clicking the button to answer any questions you may have!

BLAST 2019

Wednesday, July 17th, 2pm to Saturday, July 20th, 12pm

350 Rock Eagle Road

Eatonton, GA

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The 2019 National Student Council Conference will be in McDonald, PA, June 24–26 where middle level and high school student leaders and advisors from across the country will convene for this motivational three-day event.


The theme, Forging Student Leaders, is designed to light the fire within students, advisors, and administrators as they connect with their peers and discover new ways to enhance their leadership abilities.


Throughout the three days, delegates will hear from renowned speakers, participate in lively seminars, engage in collaborative activities, and build relations with leaders from all corners of the US.


We are so excited to be sending delegates to this conference in June!

PILLAR 2: SERVICE

STATE SERVICE PROJECT- BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE

For this year's state service project, GASC is continuing to support "Bert's Big Adventure." In the upcoming school year, we encourage every school to raise at least $500. GASC's goal this year is to raise $20,000 for Bert's!


Watch the video below to learn a little bit more about what Bert's is all about!

https://youtu.be/KeEAYSt9oxM
For more info about Bert's, click the button below!

SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE

The "Spotlight on Service" Initiative is an opportunity to highlight exciting, innovating, and successful service projects that various GASC member councils have introduced at their schools.This month, we are recognizing Meadowcreek High School.
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The week of April 22-26, Meadowcreek's Student Council highlighted "National Student Leadership Week." To honor this week, their student council posted a week worth of appreciation pictures on social media for every club at their school. These posts were posted onto their Instagram page. This service project allowed for the student body to come together, especially those not recognized on a daily basis, for their dedication and hard work! Over 20 clubs were recognized.



Click through the pictures below to see examples!

SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE FORM

Have a service project at your school that is unlike any other? We want to know! Fill out the google form by May 25th for a chance to be highlighted in next month's GASC Gazette!

PILLAR 3: MEMBERSHIP

JOIN GASC FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

A new GASC year full of more memorable leadership experiences awaits us! Renew your membership to pay your dues now to remain a member throughout the 2019-2020 School Year. Partake in events such as the annual Leadership Summit and GASC Convention! It doesn't just stop with your school's membership! Encourage schools in your area to join this organization by "Hugging a School."


Click the link below to register now!

PILLAR 4: CONNECTIONS

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

Thank you to the class of 2019 for serving us! We are grateful for your dedication and leadership and know you will go on to do great things in our state, country, and world.

HUMANS OF GASC

This month we're highlighting our presidents! You'll see their faces a lot this year as they plan convention and connect with leaders from around our state.

EMMA RINGE

Position: President

School: Houston County High School

Grade 2019-2020: 11

Favorite Quote: "We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger, we rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer." (Lin Manuel Miranda)


In addition to being GASC president, Emma is also a part of the black and silver brigade, wind symphony, beta club, math team, and academic bowl team. Her mentors are her parents, who push her to do her best in everything. "My favorite STUCO memory is attending GASC for the first time my freshman year (2018)!," Emma says. "It was a unique and amazing experience and I had so much fun discovering the magic of leadership."

VENNELA GOSUKONDA

Position: President

School: Houston County High School

Grade 2019-2020: 12

Favorite Quote: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."


Vennela loves to travel! Her favorite traveling memory is when she visited Alaska with her family and went dog sledding. Her mentor is her mom; "As a doctor, she works so hard both at work and at home. She takes amazing care of her patients and then comes home and takes care of her family. I hope to become as strong of a woman as her." Vennela's favorite Student Council memory was running for President school this past convention, because she enjoyed bonding with the Houston County chapter as they collaborated to put together an amazing campaign. She believes it was an intense experience, but so rewarding in the end.

PILLAR 5: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

REGISTER TO VOTE!

If you're seventeen and a half, you can register to vote in GA using the link below!

PILLAR 6: ADVISOR DEVELOPMENT

ADVISOR OF THE MONTH

Dr. Colette Grodzicki

North Gwinnett High School

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Colette Grodzicki is truly a woman like no other. Not only does she teach AP Lang and online language arts, but she manages Student Council, helps with Relay for Life, and has previously helped coach cheer. On top of all that, she does an amazing job raising her kids, Cora and Wexler.


For over 10 years, she has managed the big events at North Gwinnett, ranging from "MORP," the "Sadies Hawkins" dance, Homecoming, Prom, and numerous pep rallies. She has helped our Student Council campaign for GASC President twice, and has managed events that have fundraised thousands of dollars for organizations such as Relay for Life. Believe it or not, these events are just the tip of the iceberg. Many make fun of her, saying that North is practically her second home, because she is always planning or doing something at the school. She truly cares for her job and her effort is quite evident in everything she does.


But the best thing about Dr. Grodzicki has to be the connection and impact she makes on her students. No matter how much work she has, her door is always open for students to come and rant about their issues, both personal and school-related. She KEEPS IT REAL, and that is why students can always count on her for advice. She calls them out when they lose their focus and motivates them to maximize their potential. Students have said that she is their "second mom" and that they "can count on her for anything."


This is Dr. Grodzicki's last year at North Gwinnett, and we want to let her know that we are so appreciative for everything she has done. We love you, and we'll miss you!


- North Gwinnett Student Council

ADVISOR OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS

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 May 25th.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR GASC SECRETARY SCHOOL, NORTH GWINNETT HS

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