GASC Gazette

September 2018


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Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for the 2018 Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit. This event will be held on Monday, November 5th in the heart of leadership at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration closes on October 12th!

For more information, visit

Click on the button below to register today and reserve your spot!

Meet Summit Keynote Speaker: A'ric Jackson

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A'ric Jackson, from Generation Leadership, will be this year's keynote speaker at the GASC Leadership Summit! His mission is to Teach, Inspire, and Encourage all those who hear him, and to take the challenge of helping others pursue their goals and dreams. A'ric is a charismatic and genuinely heartfelt communicator that truly electrifies an audience! In being involved in our BLAST Summer Camp as the Leadership Facilitator for many years, Mr. Jackson loves the Georgia Association of Student Councils!. Register for Summit today to be a part of this memorable and engaging experience with A'ric Jackson.

District Rallies

From now until November, The district representatives from GASC's Five Districts will be hosting their district rallies! Don't miss out on these leadership events. Register with your district reps to reserve your spot.

District 1:

November 3rd at Alpharetta High School

District Reps: Natasha Havanur and Sophia Abedi

District 2:

October 27th at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

District Reps: Sandra Perez and Jonas Baker

District 3:

October 20th at Episcopal Day School

District Reps: Carter Ward and Gabby Leonard

District 4:

This rally has passed!

District Reps: Chloe Johnson and Griffin Boykin

District 5:

October 27th at Houston County High School

District Reps: Maddie Key and Alyssa Lee

SASC Convention

From October 19 to October 21, Cane Bay High School will host the 2018 Southern Association of Student Councils Convention. Student leaders and advisors from all over the Southern Region of the United States will gather in Summerville, SC for three days of networking, leadership training, idea sharing, inspiration, service learning, and fun. We are thrilled for the GASC delegation to represent us at this event. Best of luck to all attendees!
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Bert's Big Adventure

This year, we are continuing our partnership with Bert's Big Adventure for our state service project.

Bert's Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. The organization was started 16 years ago, in 2002, by Bert Weiss from the Bert Show, and continues to work year-round to provide assistance to these children and their families. For more information, visit their website or watch the video below!
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Spotlight on Service

Our new initiative, "Spotlight on Service" is an opportunity to highlight exciting, innovating, and successful service projects that various GASC member councils have introduced at their schools. The Spotlight on Service Showcase will feature various services that truly embody what it means to be a servant leader. This will give more service ideas to student councils across the state. This also gives councils the chance to show the state how great they really are!

To nominate your chapter for a service project, click the button below!


Congratulations on Your GASC Membership!

The 2018-2019 GASC Membership Drive has officially closed as of yesterday. Congratulations to our new and returning member schools! We are excited for you to be a part of our organization and hope you are ready for a full year of leadership development. Because remember, "leadership never goes out of style".

If you have any questions about membership, please email

Our full membership list is attached below. Thank you to our member schools for joining!


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Humans of GASC

Meet your GASC Executive Board Members!

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Rai Mukherjee

Position: Convention Chair

School: Lambert High School

Grade: 12th

Favorite Quote(s):

"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail"

"Don’t expect to be treated like Louboutins if you act like flip flops"

Rai Mukherjee is Senior at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia. She currently serves as one of this year's Convention Chairs. Throughout her student career, Rai's most notable accomplishments including receiving the President's Service Award, Semi-Finalist on Dance USA Dance Season 1 & 2, as well as receiving First Place in Dance Fever. Rai says her favorite GASC Memory was in her family group! "The leaders told me to share my goals for the weekend to a random person and that random person actually found me on instagram and texted me and asked if I had reached my goals and learned something. That’s when I truly began loving GASC because he went out of his way to do that for me," Rai quotes.

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Kylie Adams

Position: Journal School

School: Dacula High School

Grade: 12th


"My Youth Pastor has been a crucial mentor in my life by helping me learn how to be fearless and confident when sharing my passions and positivity, especially at my high school."

Kylie Adams is Senior at Dacula High School in Dacula, Georgia. She currently serves in the Executive Board in representing the Journal School. Throughout her student career, Kylie's most notable accomplishments include being elected as a Student Body Officer for GASC, Beta Club President at Dacula, winning a French Essay Contest that resulted in a scholarship to travel to France, and managing GASC Social Media Platforms. Kylie says her favorite GASC Memory is attending the National Student Council Conference with strangers that quickly became some of her best friends!


The 11th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference: School Safety Panel

On September 21st, six GASC student leaders went to Athens to communicate their perspectives on school safety to educators from across the state. These representatives allowed the student voice to be heard in front of various teachers, administrators, school board members, and policymakers. We are so proud of these students!
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left to right: Jovani Cordova (Meadowcreek High School), Khushi Mehta (North Gwinnett High School), Kara Holmberg (Lambert High School), Faith Ebikeme (Grayson High School), Virali Patel (Houston County High School), Will Arnow (Dacula High School)


Advisor of the Month

Ms. Melissa Smith

Lanier High School

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This month's GASC Advisor of the month is Ms. Ms. Melissa Smith from Lanier High School. Ms. Smith is the head advisor of the Lanier High School Student Council Chapter. Ms. Smith went to University of Georgia and has been teaching for over 15 years (Six years at Lanier). She has four children and four grand children. Along with leading student council, Ms. Smith teaches math at Lanier. Her students praise her for the way she can relate with them. " She makes the wishes of students become possible by giving them all the information and resources needed. When something needs to be done, Ms. Smith will do what she can to make it possible," Kaylee Avila says.

Ms Smith is extremely friendly, and in doing so both adults and students alike are comfortable having a conversation with her! In Lanier, Ms. Smith has helped innovate "The Heard" (the student section for sporting events that is full of tons of school spirit), brought the can food drive to life at Lanier, introduced the Lanier Student Council to Hunger to Hope, and introduced student council members at Lanier to Operation Christmas child. GASC would like to thank Ms. Melissa Smith for her hard work and dedication!

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 October edition of the Gazette, please complete the form by October 25th.

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Check out this month's Advisor Advocate!

Save the Dates!

As a GASC Member, you can take part in these incredible leadership development events!


October 19-21: SASC in Summerville, SC

October 27: District 2 Rally at Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology

October 27: District 5 Rally at Houston County High School

November 3: District 1 Rally at Alpharetta High School

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

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