The Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) held its middle and high school Fall Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Gaithersburg, MD. Students from Northern and Southern Middle Schools attended the conference where they gained skills and information related to leadership. Middle school workshops included parliamentary procedure, a mock general assembly, team building, group dynamics, and project planning. While no high school students attended the conference, advisors from the region attended the high school workshops on dealing with stress, decision making, and self-awareness. Regional advisors also met together to discuss upcoming regional, MASC and NASC events.
During the general assembly, students heard from the MASC officers, committee chairs, and the state charity which is "Kids Helping Hopkins." Each year, MASC focuses on fundraising and assistance for one selected charity. Some of these collaborations have blossomed into continuous relationships that not only assist the organization but foster service and leadership in students.
Locally, each school has its own student government or council led by a volunteer faculty advisor. Delegates from each school gather every month to share ideas, hear from the student member on the board, plan events, and receive information on leadership and events at the Garrett Association of Student Councils (GCASC) meetings. For more information about middle and high school leadership and opportunities for participation in organizations or events, please contact Ms. Michelle Harman, GCASC Advisor & Supervisor of College and Career Readiness.
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