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School District Five student leaders attend National Student Council Conference

          For Immediate Release – August 9, 2018

School District Five student leaders attend National Student Council Conference

CHAPIN - Seven Chapin High School students and their two advisors attended the National Student Council Conference at Wyzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota this summer. These students joined 17 other delegates from high schools around the state to represent the South Carolina Association of Student Councils (SCASC) at the conference.


The South Carolina Association of Student Councils was organized to develop student leadership, good citizenship, and cooperation among the student councils in the state. This year, three Chapin High School rising seniors will hold three of the four student officer SCASC positions: Banks Todd as the state president, Gresham Gunter as state corresponding secretary, and McCuen Bland as state recording secretary.

"The opportunity to walk across the stage at the NASC conference holding the South Carolina flag in front of 700 students across the country was an experience I will never forget,” SCSAC State President Banks Todd said.


The national conference provided students the opportunity to network with students from around the country and exchange ideas to better their councils and communities. Students heard from a wide range of motivational speakers, and participated in a variety of workshops and seminars. 

Chapin High School student council advisor Billie Williams said for her students, attending the National Student Council Conference is an amazing opportunity. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to connect with student leaders across the country. Co-advisor Roger Mize has been instrumental at connecting our school at the state, region and national level,” said Williams.


Chapin High School will host the South Carolina Association of Student Councils State Convention in March 2019. The conference will feature a patriotic theme entitled "Oh Say Can You Lead?"


“My love for our country and our state directly translates into our patriotic theme for the state convention next year. As a student council and community, we are excited to welcome student leaders across South Carolina to Chapin and to display the spirit of our school,” Todd said.


Approximately, 600 to 800 students from around the state will participate in workshops, leadership development, and district and state elections throughout the weekend.


“We are dedicated to providing as many leadership opportunities as we can to our students and across the district. Hosting the SCASC convention at Chapin High School gives our students the opportunity to share their passion for service and the positive impact they have made on our community," said Williams.