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CHS Student Council Attends State Convention

Left to right beginning in front: Avery Wiggs, Anna Martinez, Olivia Morton, Anna Thornton, Molly Springer, Jada Dillner, Drew Wandzilak, Ms. Heather Buskard (advisor), Erin Kelly, Ashley Davison, Shaye Gulotta, and Tamia Ross enjoy activities at the NCASC conference.

Eleven students from the CHS Student Council attended the 89th NCASC State Convention March 20-22 at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, NC. The North Carolina Association of Student Councils, NCASC, strives to make North Carolina students better leaders and individuals. The NCASC provides experiences such as conferences, conventions, and summer workshops where students can get truly involved in the great organization.

Student Council officers and representatives all had a great time sharing the experience together. The students listened to speakers, went to leadership workshops, and played games to meet new friends all across the state of North Carolina. Erin Kelly, a junior, ran for the position of the NCASC’s Western District Vice Chair and won! She was supported by her home council members: Shaye Gulotta (12th), Molly Springer (12th), Tamia Ross (12th), Ashley Davison (12th), Olivia Morton (11th), Jada Dillner (11th), Avery Wiggs (10th), Anna Thornton (11th), Drew Wandzilak (9th), and Anna Martinez (11th). Ms. Heather Buskard, advisor, accompanied the students and watched them grow as leaders.

Cuthbertson High School is a registered member of the NCASC, and is a huge proponent of the organization and the experiences it provides for students. Erin Kelly prepared for months writing her speech and practicing answers to questions that she could be asked. Her position represents Cuthbertson High School as a whole, and will assist the District Chair in setting up the Western District Conference in the fall of 2015 at CATA in Union County.

At the convention, Erin was responsible for preparing a speech about why Cuthbertson is most qualified for this position. She took Molly Springer and Olivia Morton to assist her in the caucus. During the caucus, the girls had to answer questions about why they deserved to hold the position and about Cuthbertson’s goals for the year. These events led to the decision of NCASC member schools in the Western District of who they should vote for. Sunday morning came, and Erin Kelly walked on stage to receive Cuthbertson’s title of the NCASC’s Western District Vice Chair.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity I was presented with this weekend, and that I can represent our school for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. I have many goals I want to see our school accomplish and I am ready to engage ourselves further into NCASC and community service efforts. I cannot wait to work together with everyone in our Student Council this upcoming year!” said Erin.

“I had so much fun growing with my council and meeting new people. My favorite part was listening to the speakers and how interactive they were with all of the students there. They really brought us together, even though we were all strangers,” said Avery Wiggs, sophomore.

“This was my second State Convention, and I was so happy to see that we could attend again this year. Our council had such a great time at the banquet and learned so much to use in our future,” said Shaye Gulotta, senior.

“We are so proud of Erin and all of her accomplishments!” said Ms. Buskard. CHS is proud of Erin and all its Student Council members for representing us so well!

For additional information: visit http://www.ncasc.us/.  

Written by: CHS junior Erin Kelly
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 by Paula White

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