Students from Northern Middle, Southern Middle, and Southern High School attended this year’s Maryland Association of Student Councils state conference, “G.O.L.D. Medal Leadership,” in Ocean City on April 6, 7, & 8, 2016. This year’s conference was hosted by the Prince Georges Regional Association of Student Governments (PGRASG).
Over 1000 students and advisors were present at this year’s conference, representing nearly all of the counties in Maryland. The delegates attended General Assembly meetings, listened to candidate speeches for state offices, discussed legislation, attended an awards banquet and program, participated in various workshops, and voted for the candidates of their choice. Mr. Logan Mason, 2nd Vice President of GCASC and Northern Middle School 7th grader, spoke to the entire General Assembly as he presented the State of the Region for Garrett County which is an overview of significant student government activities in the county.
Delegates Abby Cutler, Ella Rose Warnick, and Logan Mason served on the Campaign Staff of Mr. Avery Klein (of Howard County) who won re-election as the MASC 2nd Vice President for 2016-2017. Logan Mason and Ms. Harman were also selected to serve on the Election Committee that is convened when complaints are filed for violations of campaigning rules and regulations.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Mr. Scott Backovich who is an internationally renowned youth motivational speaker from California. He opened the convention on Wednesday, presented workshops throughout the event, mingled with students, and then closed the event on Friday during another speech given at the General Assembly. His presentations were engaging, captivating and inspiring. His overall message is captured on the shirts he sold during the conference which said “Complain Less, Give More.”
For more information about leadership opportunities like this one as well as other local, state, and national events, please contact Ms. Y. Michelle Harman, Supervisor of College and Career Readiness.
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