NatStuCo Update

Registration is open for the 2019 National Student Council Conference! This annual event is a unique opportunity for student council members and advisers to sharpen their leadership skills and connect with council members from around the country. Plus, National Student Council (NatStuCo) member schools receive special discounts to attend.

Middle level and high school student leaders and advisers nationwide will convene for three days to learn from leadership experts, as well as each other, giving them the exclusive opportunity to grow their peer network far beyond the walls of their school.

This year’s conference will be hosted at South Fayette High School in McDonald, PA, just 20 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh. With the theme, “Forging Student Leaders,” the conference is carefully crafted to light the fire within students, advisers, and administrators as they discover new ways to mold and enhance their leadership abilities.

For Students

Student leaders have much to share—project ideas, successful leadership strategies, effective activities, and more. The NatStuCo student workshops feature outstanding student leaders in peer-to-peer training that harnesses their creativity and energy.

For Advisers

Advisers will enjoy seminars in subject areas that focus on the specific needs of student council, management, and the execution of activities and events. Seminar facilitators include experts and peers from the student leadership realm, national staff, and others.

Join student council members at the 2019 NatStuCo Conference and prepare to forge new student leaders. Visit www.NatStuCoconference.org today to register!


2018 NatStuCo Conference Highlights

Near the end of the conference, all attendees convened for a presentation about the Special Olympics presented by two Wayzata High School students, one of whom has special needs. At the conclusion, students were asked to make the “Inclusion Pledge” (a vow to accept, respect, and include people of all abilities) and sign their names to the pledge banner.

 

 

Attendees were overcome with emotion when a surprise guest—David Hogg, a 2018 graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL—appeared at the opening ceremony and spoke about how registering to vote is the most important thing young people can do now to get involved. He also emphasized the impact of student voice.

 

 

The host school, Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN, gave an exciting day 1 welcome to students and advisers as they arrived. Each state delegation created a unique cheer to showcase their group and chanted it as they exited the buses.