Jigisha Srivastav (president of the Maryland Association of Student Councils and a student at Poolesville High School), Michael Hagan (SGA president, Damascus High School) and Bianca Padilla (SGA president, Magruder High School) are three of 1,500 student council leaders attending the 73rd Annual National Association of Student Councils (NASC) National Conference, June 27-30, at Highlands Ranch High School, in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Karen Crawford, MCPS coordinator of Student Affairs, also will attend the conference.
NASC, a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), offers leadership training at its conferences, focusing on turning student leaders into lifelong leaders.
“The dedicated students attending the NASC Conference learn how they can become more effective leaders in their schools and communities,” said Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, NASSP executive director. “I commend these enthusiastic young people for their eagerness to take on leadership roles and make a difference.”
The student council leaders will receive training in basic and advanced leadership, communication skills, service, and diversity. They also will participate in other discussions on issues relevant to today’s youth and have opportunities to network with student leaders from across the country.
The Maryland student government delegation has a total of 12 students and four adults attending.