The September Issue

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome Everyone! MASC/MAHS has been quite busy this summer, and we are very excited for this upcoming school year! Expect many more newsletters and lots of fun! In this issue you will find information about what we've been up to this summer as well as information about this years Executive Board! Enjoy!

Executive Director Report

Welcome Back to School!

MAHS/MASC had a memorable summer. Over 50 students and advisors went on a

road trip to Washington DC and Pittsburgh. Washington DC was a three day pre-

trip for the national convention in Pittsburgh. The students and advisors stayed in a

small boutique (?) hotel close to DC’s metro rail station. In the short time we were

there, the delegates saw all the highlights of our nation’s capitol. Students even

declared themselves one-day members of the Georgetown University community.

At the actual convention, our delegation was led by MAHS/MASC state executive

committee members-Janagan Ramanathan, Meghan Chouanard, and Braden

Bourland. Minnesota delegates enjoyed the sites of Pittsburgh and a great NatStuCo

conference. The highlight was Sue Iverson, Wayzata student council advisor, being

named national student council advisor of the year. As always, the Minnesota

delegation led the conference in excitement and enthusiasm.

Later that summer, a record number of 150 students attended The Academy at Sauk

Rapids/Rice High School and the St. Cloud Holiday Inn. President Dr. Wacker of St.

Cloud University and Nick Ingles, Prior Lake student council advisor were the two

keynote speakers. The delegates understood why “Ingles” was a successful speech

advisor as he gave an inspirational message. The best part of The Academy is the

chance to exchange ideas with schools from every corner of the state. Of course, the

activities back at the hotel and the dance were huge successes.

I am excited about the upcoming year. You are blessed with outstanding leadership

in the student council and honor society executive committees. The conference

coordinators are planning an amazing state conference in the new Sartell High

School. It is an incredible facility. I am looking forward to attending your division

meetings and having the opportunity to listen to your success stories and your

concerns. I would love to see you at The Forum held at beautiful Cragun’s Resort on

November 3 and 4. Information is on our website

If I can help your council or honor society in any way, do not hesitate to call at 763-

232-2501. I enjoy travelling throughout the great state of Minnesota!

Doug Erickson

Coordinator of Student Activities

Minnesota Association of Student Councils

Minnesota Association of Honor Societies

Conference Co-Coordinators

Summer Events

National Student Council Conference

This June, 40 students and 9 advisors from MASC attended the NatStuCo Conference in Pittsburgh! The Minnesota Delegation had an amazing time and we learned so much from different keynote speakers and workshops lead by students from around the country! As well, the delegation also traveled to Washington DC for a pre-conference trip!

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The Academy!

In August, a group of 150 students gather in Sauk Rapids for the Summer Leadership Academy. We heard from the president of St Cloud State University and Nick Ingles from Prior Lake High School. We also had the opportunity to share ideas for events and fundraisers!

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Upcoming Events

Fall Forum

Cragun's Resort

November 3rd-4th 2019

Registration Due October 25th 2019

State Convention

Sartell High School

April 18th-20th 2020

Registration Due April 1st 2020

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