GASC Gazette

January Edition

GASC REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY 1/24!

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February 21-23: GASC Convention 2020

PILLAR 1: LEADERSHIP

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The annual GASC convention will take place from February 21-23, 2020 at Rock Eagle 4-H Camp in Eatonton, GA.


”It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.” – Ella Maillart

While attending convention this year students and advisers will learn the importance of "Exploring Your Inner Leader!" Together, as Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart tells us, we will find out more about our inner quirks and talents by embarking on the adventure that will be GASC State Convention 2020. To truly become a productive leader in the community, one must know how they operate like inner strengths and weaknesses, leadership styles, how they react to conflict, and so much more. Throughout convention we will provide workshops, keynotes, reflection time, networking opportunities, and more to ensure that delegates have the opportunities to not only learn about themselves, but to also find out how knowing about themselves will unlock their potential for growth to become stronger leaders.
On day one we will 'Board the Ship' and ensure all delegates come with passion and motivation to complete any task that comes their way.
Day two we will 'Learn the Ropes,' and gain lots of valuable leadership training, strategies, and other information that will help us navigate our way through the vast sea that is leadership. At the end of this day we will party with the stars that helped us map our way across the ocean in the Galaxy Gala.
Then finally on Day Three, as we say our goodbyes, we will continue to Embark on our Leadership Adventures! So join us on our journey at GASC State Convention 2020 as we "Explore Your Inner Leader!"


INTRODUCING VIP REGISTRATION: Starting this year, GASC is introducing an opportunity at Convention to be VIP delegates! The first eight schools to COMPLETE registration will be considered a VIP school. Check out the perks!


VIP BENEFITS


  • A different lanyard color to show VIP status
  • Priority seating for general sessions
  • A keynote meet and greet

Contact President school at gascpresident@gmail.com if you have any questions.

REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 24

GASC Convention 2020

PILLAR 2: SERVICE

STATE SERVICE PROJECT: BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE

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The goal for every GASC member school is to raise at least $500 for Bert's! It's not too late to start fundraising! GASC'S goal is $20,000!

PILLAR 3: MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

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Each school is allowed to register up to 24 delegates which includes all students, advisors, and bus drivers/chaperones. For more information on increasing the amount of delegates allotted, please contact the GASC President School for more information at GASCPresident@gmail.com


As a member, you benefit from discounted rates for Convention!

$210 for Student/Advisor Delegate + $15 for Pre-Conference


When you attend Convention, you will:


  • Build your personal leadership skills
  • Grow your school council
  • Network with leaders from different schools around the state
  • Exchange unique ideas that you can bring back to your school
  • Attend enriching workshops
  • View a student speaker showcase
  • Eat tasty Rock Eagle food!
  • Get inspired by Ella Mailart's adventurous ideology
  • Reflect on your inner leader at the Candlelight Ceremony
  • Showcase what your council has done


Remember, the registration deadline is January 24th, 2020!

PILLAR 4: NETWORKING

HUMANS OF GASC

This month we are highlighting two less-known but very important members of our board!

KHUSHI MEHTA

Position: CrowdCompass App Consultant

School: North Gwinnett High School

Grade: 12th

Favorite Quote: ""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt


"I consider my mom my greatest mentor and best friend; not only is she the strongest, wisest, and most kindhearted person I know, but she is so passionate about what she believes in, and I am fortunate enough to be someone that she believes in fully. Throughout my life, she has taught me the meaning of selfless sacrifice and support through her actions towards me, and I strive to embody the same sense of dedication and compassion that she has shown me," Khushi says. Outside of StuCo, she is an officer in NHS and the captain of her Mock Trial team. She aims to pursue a career in law and spent this past summer interning at a law firm downtown! Things she loves include dancing Bollywood, her Keurig, frequent naps, and the color mint green.

DAN KAMYKOWSKI

Position: Advisor Liaison

School: H. V. Jenkins High School

Grade: Adult

Favorite Quote: "The shortest distance between two people is laughter."


Mr. Kamykowski is working towards his doctorate in education, with a dissertation on adolescent leadership development. He believes that everyone can be a mentor because there is something to learn from every person you meet. His fondest Student Council memory was their first homecoming spirit week.

PILLAR 5: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

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Want to run for GASC office? All you need to do is submit a Letter of Intent to run to gascpari@gmail.com and gascexecutivedirector@gmail.com by January 24! Contact gascparli@gmail.com with any questions.

LETTERS OF INTENT ARE DUE BY JANUARY 24

PILLAR 6: ADVISOR DEVELOPMENT

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DECEMBER ADVISOR OF THE MONTH: STACY MCLEAN

Mrs. McLean has been an advisor at Houston County High School for 8 years, all while Houston held positions of District Reps, Secretary School and President School. She is always calm and collected, teaches other adults to show compassion, and is understanding with students. Student Vishesh Patel says "She never wavers in the face of adversity and ensures that all the responsibilities are taken care of. Mrs. McLean has truly helped mold hundreds of kids, including myself, since she began as an advisor of Student Council. She is the definition of a leader."
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JANUARY ADVISOR OF THE MONTH: JENNIFER MCDANIEL

Mrs.McDaniel is the head of National Honors Society, History Club, and Chick-fil-a Leader Academy at Houston County High School. She has been the advisor of Student Council at the high school for 5 years, while serving as District Reps, Secretary, and President. Students call her "Superwoman" because of her ability to stay ten steps ahead and manage everything. Student Vishesh Patel says she "pushes hard, but will never fail to show empathy and understanding her students. She always supports her students and various club members to ensure they are contributing members in the world."
Advisor of the Month Nomination Form

Have an advisor that deserves to be recognized? Click the link above to nominate them for the next month!

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

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