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South MS Student Selected for State Student Council Executive Board

Ben Hall-Temple Selected for State Student Council Executive Board


Ben Hall-Temple, an 8th grade student from South Middle School in Grants Pass, OR, has been elected to serve a term of one year on the Executive Board of the Oregon Association of Student Councils. The elections took place at the Annual Fall Conference in Seaside, where a group of 1,500 students and advisors from over 100 high schools were in attendance.

As an Executive Board member, Ben Hall-Temple will represent his region and join a group of eleven other youth Board members, and ten adult Board members from around the state. His duties include planning and presiding over two statewide conferences, communicating with schools in his region, writing newsletter articles and participating in policy decisions for the association.

"The student board members are extrmeely valuable to our association. They are also outstanding leaders in their own school and community. They each bring their own unique perspective to our statewide association," states Sara Nilles, OASC Executive Director. "We had three amazing students here at South that applied to be our school representative. All three would have been fantastic to serve at the state level for OASC. We are very proud to have Ben represent not only South Middle School and District 7, but also our region and all middle schools at the state level," remarked Barret Sale, Principal at South Middle.

The Oregon Association of Student Councils, founded in 1949 and sponsored by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), serves middle and high school students and advisers from around the state. They provide conferences, workshops, online newsletters and summer leadership camps designed to heighten student leadership development and improve school climate/culture. In the last few years, OASC has also added international service experiences and a Capitol Ambassador program. Their mission statement guides the group: Committed to leadership development with a vision for service, involvement and action.