More than 2,000 students and advisors from schools across Oklahoma will join together at Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) for the 77th Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) State Convention Nov. 11-13, 2017. This life changing event, which is held at a different Oklahoma high school each year, will bring a number of activities, general sessions and networking opportunities for Oklahoma’s student leaders.
“Years of planning and hours of hard work are poured into the OASC State Convention every year in order to provide a memorable experience for leadership students in Oklahoma,” said Jason Jedamski, director of student life and activities at Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS). “From fundraising to developing programming and from website design to public relations, our students are learning how to plan a large-scale event for their peers. These are skills that will serve them well past their high school years.”
The OASC created the State Convention to better students’ leadership skills within their schools and communities by providing forums for networking and idea sharing.
“The State Convention is an incredible opportunity for Oklahoma’s greatest high school leaders to grow with each other,” said Whitney Nolen, BAPS student council co-sponsor. “Not only does this weekend fill students with an abundance of skills to take back to their schools, but it also provides a creative environment for them to grow within themselves.”
Piper Tully, a junior at BAHS and head chair of public relations for this year’s convention, is excited for the opportunity.
“My peers and I are excited to come together and use our ideas to create something bigger than ourselves,” she said. “The level of commitment by all those involved is already exceeding expectations in the early stages of planning, which tells you what the OASC is all about. Broken Arrow’s student activities program has such an amazing reputation, and this convention is only going to contribute to our legacy.”
For more information or inquiries about the 2017 OASC State Convention, visit Broken Arrow’s student-ran website at OASC2017.com