Students and their advisors from all over Alaska descended on Kodiak Island to attend the Alaska Association of Student Governments Spring 2022 conference hosted by Kodiak High School. The theme of our conference was “Lead the School.”
There was plenty of excitement as this was the first in-person conference that has been held since COVID. Our conference hosts organized a short but jam-packed conference, including a trip over to Woody Island for attendees. Of course there was a lot of serious work done at the conference, too. Schools submitted resolutions to the General Assembly and the resulting debates were as spirited as ever. The passed resolutions, which focused on school issues as well as statewide issues, will be available on the resolution page here.
Various speakers addressed the conference, including Miss Alaska Elle Adkins, who participated in AASG when she was a student at Eagle River High School.
Elections/selections for e-board positions were held. Newly elected/selected officers include:
President – Wade Wilson, North Pole High School
Vice President – Jowielle Corpuz, Juneau-Douglas High School
Secretary – Danika Hamm, Tri-Valley High School
Treasurer – Caitlin Corbett, Eagle River High School
Parliamentarian – Remy Venema, Palmer High School
SBEED Rep – Maggie Cothron, Polaris K-12 School
Junior regional representatives moved up to the “senior” position. New junior regional representatives will be elected within their regions at the fall conference. Our new E-board members were sworn in during the final general assembly.
AASG Executive Director Denise Greene-Wilkinson was recognized for her many years of service to AASG and the students of Alaska. Ms Greene-Wilkinson was presented with a piece of original artwork created by AASG advisor Kassandra Mirosh from Tri-Valley School in Healy. Ms Greene-Wilkinson is retiring from her position with AASG in July.
Also retiring was long serving AASG-Advisors group president Anthony Jensen, Wasilla High School. Danielle Lewis, Eagle River High School and Elizabeth Bender, Kodiak High School were elected to serve as the group’s co-presidents.
Special thanks to our hosts, Kodiak advisors Elizabeth Bender and Lindsy Glenn and our two student registrars Angelika Fangonilo and Kiana DeCastro and the outstanding hospitality extended to AASG from the Kodiak community.
AASG is now accepting applications to host our Fall 2022 conference. See the box below for more information.