The incredible students, advisors and administrators at West Valley High School in Fairbanks proved that you CAN have a virtual AASG conference – and have a lot of FUN while doing it! More than 175 student delegates and their advisors from 45 schools throughout Alaska met on-line for AASG’s first-ever virtual conference – celebrating “The Golden Heart of Leadership.”
Like all AASG conferences, this one was packed with guest speakers, general assemblies, resolutions, and cheers, fun and laughter. Over the course of the two days students engaged in workshops covering such topics as “The Power of Gratitude”, “Fit and Healthy for Life”, “Diversity and Equity” and “Alaska Cultural Knowledge.” Resolutions were submitted, debated and voted on covering a wide range of topics important to AASG delegates and their schools.
Outgoing board members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to AASG, junior region representatives were recognized as their region’s senior representative and new board members were welcomed. Former Region 1 representative Caleb Kim, from Bethel Regional High School was welcomed as the new E-board president. Former Region 2 representative Kamea VanDeventer, from Tri-Valley High School was welcomed as the new E-board vice-president. Zoe Patton-Meyer, from Palmer High School was welcomed as the public relations officer. And, Harrison Steeves-Little was welcomed as the new AASG representative to the ASAA board. Other executive board positions are still waiting to be filled (see the paragraph below for more information).
Special thanks to Ms Lorring, Ms Weaver and Ms Gillam at West Valley for their herculean effort in putting together this conference!
Video highlights from the conference are available on YouTube.
Future Conference Plans
AASG is now accepting applications to host our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 conferences. Conferences are an exciting opportunity for both the students that attend and the schools that host them. Schools both small and large from throughout the state have hosted past conferences. There have also been schools who have teamed up to co-host conferences. Whether live, virtual, small school or large, conferences keep schools working together. A conference is a major event for your school and community and a great way to show off what makes them great! Plus, the host school receives 10% of the profits from the conference. Learn more about AASG conferences on the Conference page or go to:to apply.
Executive Board Openings
There is still an opportunity for students to become members of the AASG Executive Board for the 2020-2021 term. Applications are currently being accepted for positions of secretary, treasurer, parliamentarian and SBEED representative. Descriptions for all board positions are available. Applications for all board positions are available .
The AASG 2021 Virtual Spring conference was held April 16 and 17, 2021 hosted by West Valley High School and Region 6. The theme was “Golden Heart of Leadership.”
AASG Past-President selected as Senate Intern for Senator Murkowski
Congratulations to AASG Past-President Kali Spencer, from Eagle River High School, for being selected as a summer intern in Senator Murkowski’s Washington, DC office. The announcement was made in a press release issued by the senator’s office.
AASG offers many opportunities to make friends and learn from each other. AASG has the Beamer Wall at conferences, and builds in lots of time for students to share, from all over Alaska. Delegates have a great time sharing at the AASG Conference.