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.