Carl Hayden Hosts the Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) 2017

Posted by Communications on 9/7/2017

Carl Hayden hosted the Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) 2017 Central AZ Metro Fall Leadership/Spirit Conference, August 31, one of four state conferences that week.  There were 37 schools represented, and 1019 attendees at Hayden, including 13 Phoenix Union schools.  The host school brought out its cheerleaders, band and step team to entertain the packed gym, and the school administrators performed a skit, with Principal Dr. Dani Portillo posing as Dora the Explorer.  Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson gave welcoming remarks.  The event kicks off the student government year and also affords students and Advisors in attendance the opportunity to share ideas and network with other student leaders and Advisors from across the state.

The Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) is a state wide association made up of approximately 190 public, private, and charter high school student councils.   Several PUHSD Student Government Advisors sit on the AASC Executive Board: Salvador Lopez -Cesar Chavez; Adam Lopez - North and Kenya McKinney - Camelback

 Metro Tech assistant principal Dan Dodge, who was one of the emcees, is the Executive Director of the association, having served in that role since 2003 in consecutive four-year terms.