GASC Gazette

August 2018

Pillar 1: Leadership Development

GASC Leadership Summit 2018

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Registration will be open on September 7th, 2018 for the 2018 Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit on Monday November 5th! The event will be held in the heart of leadership at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia!

GASC District Rallies

Starting next month through 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 3 at Alpharetta High School

District Reps: Natasha Havanur and Sophia Abedi

District 2:

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

District Reps: Sandra Perez and Jonas Baker

District 3:


District Reps: Carter Ward and Matthew Lyon

District 4:

September 15-16 at Jekyll Island 4-H Center, hosted by Wayne County High School

Click on the button below for more information about District 4's Rally!

District Reps: Chloe Johnson and Griffin Boykin

District 5:

October 27 at Houston County High School

District Reps: Maddie Key and Alyssa Lee

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SASC Convention 2018

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. Register by September 14th to take part!
If you are interested in attending SASC please complete the interest form by clicking the link below:

Pillar 2: Service


We hope that your first few weeks back at school have been amazing! It's important to start the school year off right for everyone and your council can play a huge part in that. Here are some back-to-school service ideas to help you get started!


For students, homecoming is a huge part of the high school experience. Many of our GASC councils are in charge of planning this special event. Here are a few theme ideas to throw one memorable homecoming!

Spotlight on Service

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Starting this September, GASC Is excited to announce a new initiative! The "Spotlight on Service" Initiative is an opportunity to highlight exciting, innovating, and successful service projects that various GASC student council chapters have accomplished. 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 council chapters for the school year. This also gives chapters the chance to show the state how great their student councils really are!

To nominate your chapter for a service project, Click the Button Down Below!

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. For more information, watch the video below!

Pillar 3: Membership

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Join GASC Today!

Start your school year off right by joining GASC! Your council will be able to take part in our events, like Leadership Summit and Convention, all dedicated to molding students into better leaders. Join our organization or renew your membership and pay your dues today! Remember: You can also encourage other schools in your area to join this incredible organization by Hugging a School. Visit for more information.

What is GASC? Why should you join? What does membership do for you? Let our President and Vice President Schools answer all of your questions.

Now that you want to join GASC, fill out our membership form and pay your dues before September 30th to take part in the incredible events we have planned.

Pillar 4: Connections

Humans of GASC

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Beginning this September, GASC is introducing its newest initiative, "Humans of GASC." Inspired by the "Humans of New York" concept, GASC will be creating its own version featuring Executive Board Members! Chapters and members are now able to learn, connect, and interact with Executive Board Members from all across the State of Georgia!

Pillar 5: Democratic Principles

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

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WHAT: Lead2Feed is a free leadership program that nurtures a new generation of leaders – the ones sitting in your classroom and school – while working to meet a community need through project management, decision-making and teamwork. Based on the best-selling book, Taking People With You by Yum! Brands Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO David Novak, Lead2Feed empowers students to act, to serve and to make big things happen.

WHY: The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program blends leadership lessons with community service. These innovative leadership lessons are integrated easily into any subject area and all class or club settings. Designed to teach 6th – 12th graders how to lead and serve, Lead2Feed is available at no cost to educators and youth club advisers.

HOW: Give students a jump start into the real world of leadership by offering comprehensive lessons aligned to standards and 21st century skills. The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is helping to fill a gap in middle and high school education by giving students the opportunity to lead, create and implement team projects designed to meet a need in their school, local or global community.

To learn more about the Lead2Feed Program and to register, click the button below:

Pillar 6: Advisor Development

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National Conference on Student Activities

The Georgia Association of Students Councils is proud to invite ALL of our wonderful Teachers and Advisors to the The National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is designed to provide program strands that encourage participation of a wide variety of activity advisors, school administrators, leadership educators, motivational speakers, and consultants.

This is such an amazing opportunity to attend the national conference as it is dedicated to people just like us right in our backyard of Atlanta! We are expecting people from all over the United States and phenomenal keynote speakers.

You can register today! Registration can be found by clicking the button below. This is the FIRST TIME in the history of this conference that it has been in Georgia, so please take advantage of this amazing opportunity with not only advisors in student council, but teachers and other advisors of organizations around your school!

Advisor of the Month

Ms. Whitney Decaminada

Alpharetta High School

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This month's GASC Advisor of the month is Ms. Whitney Decaminada from Alpharetta High School. Ms. Decaminada is the head advisor of the Alpharetta High School Student Council Chapter. For more than 10 years, her students believe that she has been a great motivator, advisor, and mentor. Along with leading student council, Ms. Decaminada is the Testing Coordinator as well as teaches a leadership class at Alpharetta. Students at Alpharetta say that Ms. Decaminada is a role model to students and also adults because of her passion to help their school and their students to be the best they can be. "She is a very motivated teacher and has taught our Student Council so many valuable lessons. Ms. Decaminada has motivated us to always perform our best and to serve our school as well as other students with kindness and positivity," Sophia Abedi, a student of Ms Decaminada says. She has taught the students that the most important reward to volunteering is helping others. And with that platform of encouraging voluntarism throughout Alpharetta, her students regularly help with the Iron Kids Triathlon, Mr. AHS, Homecoming, Prom, and with her leadership, they raised $10,000 for Bert's Big Adventure!

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

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The Advisor Advocate

This month's Advisor Advocate Newsletter can be found by pressing the link down bellow!

Save the Dates!

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


September 15-16: District 4 Rally at Jekyll Island hosted by Wayne County High School

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

To view previous editions of the Gazette, click on the buttons below!

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