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2019 NMASC/District Fall Conferences
Leadership Fiesta

2019 NMASC/District Fall Conferences


This school year NMASC will celebrate our 70th State Conference! So... we are kicking off our milestone celebration with the 2019 District Fall Conferences – Leadership Fiesta!

That’s right!  Student Council leaders and advisors from middle and high school NMASC member schools - will have the opportunity to celebrate leadership at your District’s Leadership Fiesta NMASC/District Fall Conferences - your chance for exciting leadership training... networking with student leaders and advisors... exchanging ideas, projects and practices... having fun... up-close and personal leadership inspiration, learning about his Own It Movement with national keynote speaker and workshop presenter Brandon Lee White!

The cost is $20/student and $10/adult—and includes leadership training, workshop materials and lunch.

Each school should arrive prepared with a school roll call - about 30 seconds; appropriate attire school shirt/Stu Co shirt (unless your district advisor states differently); prepared to participate in the state service project – Project CHILDREN; school spirit; ready to learn new leadership skills; prepared to have a great day in Stu Co camaraderie and leadership for students and advisors!

There is no limit to the number of delegates you may register from your school.

The online reservation deadline is midnight on September 21 and the USPS postmark deadline for payment is October 5.

Make 2019-2020 your year of leadership festivity!

Conference Dates & Locations:

Central District
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Los Lunas High School
1776 Emilio Lopez Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Map and Driving Directions

Brandon Lee White

About 2019 Fall Conferences Keynote Speaker
Brandon Lee White

Author, speaker, and youth mover Brandon Lee White helps teens take ownership of who they are, what they want, and what holds them back. His topics include leadership and character and he has been seen on TLC, Discovery Health, Fit TV, and TEDx.

Brandon attended Rockhurst University where he earned his Master’s in Business as well as a double major in Business and Psychology.

This fall, join The Own It Movement: where personal ownership and school life meet!

Visit Brandon Lee White's website »

Northwest District
Monday, October 21, 2019

Farmington High School
2200 N Sunset Ave
Farmington, NM 87401
Map and Driving Directions

Northeast District
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Española Valley High School
1111 El Llano Rd.
Española, NM 87532
Map and Driving Directions

Southeast District
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Roswell High School
500 W Hobbs St
Roswell, NM 88203
Map and Driving Directions

Southwest District
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Deming High School
1300 Iron Street
Deming, NM 88030
Map and Driving Directions

More district-specific information will be sent to each member school by the district advisor/s.


Advisors, we ask that you please plan ahead and meet the deadlines, both online (September 21) and postmark (October 5). We are grateful to our host schools for their extra efforts to welcome us to their "school home," especially at a time when they are juggling our group along with their student body and shared facilities. As a courtesy to the host school for site and meal preparations, it is important that you please meet the stated deadlines. Thanks!

Your school's NMASC and District dues must be paid prior to your attendance at the NMASC/District Conference. If you have not yet paid your NMASC and District dues, please complete and submit the online NMASC Membership Form.  Follow the directions on the form.

Dress for the conference is school-appropriate clothing. Students are encouraged to wear student council or school t-shirts. Students attending NMASC events are to comply with their school's dress code.

Each school should be prepared with a roll call (approx 30 seconds).

Light snacks and lunch will be provided.

A school may register as many students as it wishes, as long as at least one advisor from the school attends the conference and stays at the site with the students.

District officers must register and be paid by their schools.Every student and adult (advisor/driver/parent, etc.) must pay. Fees must be in the exact amount required. At no time will purchase orders, cash payments, credit card payments, or payments made by individuals be accepted. Fees include cost of the conference and meals/snacks.

Please be diligent to only register the number of students that you are bringing. No refunds will be given, however you can make student substitutions at no charge. We do not need to know your students' names ahead of time; please bring a list of their names with you when you arrive at the conference.

Any school permission or school-related absence forms are to be handled in accordance with individual school policy.



Tentative Fall Conference

(Times will vary slightly by district. Please read your district-specific email from your district advisor/s)

8:00 - 8:30am

8:30 - 9:00am
District Business Meeting (will include school roll call)

9:15 - 10:15am
Motivating Keynote by Brandon Lee White

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:30am
Student Large Group Workshop with Brandon

10:30 - 11:30am
Advisor Business Meeting

11:40am - 12:10pm

12:20 - 12:50pm
Workshop #1

1:00 - 1:30pm
Workshop #2

1:40 - 2:00pm
District Business Meeting/Wrap-Up
NMASC/District Conference Registration Process:
  1. If your school's NMASC and District dues are not yet paid, complete and submit the online NMASC Membership Form by following the directions on the form. Dues must be received before the conference.
  2. Complete the District Conference online reservation form. Once you've done that, you will receive a confirmation email. Keep a copy for your records; it is also your INVOICE.
  3. NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email shortly after your online reservation has been submitted, please check your spam folder.
  4. Print a copy of the confirmation email and send it, along with payment (ONE school check or money order transacted by the advisor, made payable to NMASC—sorry, we are not able to accept purchase orders or credit cards) to:

    P.O. Box 95468
    Albuquerque, NM 87199

    Your registration is not complete until we receive your payment and a copy of your online reservation confirmation.
  5. Bring a list of student delegates and advisors attending the conference with you to submit at on-site registration on conference day. Please indicate your school's voting delegate.

Registration is $20 per student and $10 per adult attending (includes lunch). The USPS postmark deadline for payment is October 5, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing

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NMASC 70th State Conference
Leadership True: Excellence, Honor, Spirit

February 13-15, 2020
Hosted by Eldorado High School


Hosted by Eldorado High School
11300 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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The Eldorado HS Student Senate welcomes NMASC leaders from across New Mexico, challenging each of us to assess our true leadership in February, 2020 as we share ideas, improve our leadership skills, and network with others at the 70th NMASC State Conference - Leadership True: Excellence, Honor, Spirit.

  • The state conference sit-down dinner/dance on Friday, February 14 is a themed dress event - throwback fifties!
  • Student delegates and advisors are encouraged to dress as students and teachers would have dressed back in the 50s when NMASC was founded. Dress to impress but don’t dress less. Everyone - Keep it classy!

Do you think you have what it takes to lead NMASC? Apply to be a state officer or adult board member! Your application must be received by NMASC by December 7, 2019. 

A Little History

Eldorado High School – the home of the Golden Eagles – opened its doors in 1970 as a traditional comprehensive public high school serving approximately 1,890 students - and in 2020, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary too! Eldorado HS is located in the far northeast area of Albuquerque, close to the base of the Sandia Mountains.  EHS prides itself on Excellence, Honor and Spirit as a high performing school with high academic standards that ensure college and career readiness upon graduation; high expectations for all students through a well-rounded educational program including extracurricular activities; and involvement in community engagement.

In their 50 year history, the Golden Eagles have earned 79 state championships in almost every sport; the Golden Eagles marching band has been ranked 1st in Albuquerque, among the top 4 marching bands in the state, and among the top 180 high school marching bands in the nation.    

Notable EHS alumni include Zach Gentry, pro football player; Kyle Weiland, pro baseball player, Daniel Crothers, Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court; Vince Warren, Super Bowl champion; Jay Roach, film director; and Trent Dimas, Olympic gold medalist to name a few of their standouts!

Eldorado HS was also host to NMASC’s 50th state conference!  We are delighted to celebrate another NMASC milestone at the home of the Golden Eagles!!



  1. Voting Delegate: Each school must register one student voting delegate. The voting delegate may be the student council president, student body president, or the most responsible and honest delegate. The voting delegate MAY NOT be a workshop presenter, a 2020-2021 officer candidate, or district president.
  2. Student Delegates: IN ADDITION to the voting delegate, your school may register up to 14 student delegates.
  3. Adults: Each school may register as many adults as they wish. This can include the advisor, assistant advisor, chaperone, administrator, driver, etc. Every adult who attends must pay the conference registration fee.
  4. State Officer, District Officer, or State Conference Host School Co-Chair: If your school has any of these, they may be registered IN ADDITION to your voting delegate (#1 above) and student delegates (#2 above).
  5. Bonus Delegates: If you meet the Early Bird registration deadline (online pre-registration by November 20 with all mail-in forms and payment USPS postmarked by December 6th), you will be notified by NMASC by December 13th via email with instructions for registering 2 additional "bonus delegates" at the $70 Early Bird registration cost.
  6. New this year: IF your school attended the 2019 NMASC Summer Workshop, regardless of the number of delegates who attended from your school; and IF you meet all of the Early Bird registration provisos stated above, you may add 1 more additional "bonus delegate" at the $70 Early Bird registration cost.
    Mathematically, 1 voting delegate + 14 delegates + 2 bonus delegates (when Early Bird requirements are met) + 1 more bonus delegate (IF your school attended the 2019 NMASC Summer Workshop) = potentially 18 conference delegates (not including state or district officers, if this applies to your school) may attend from your school.


Advisors, it is very important that you adhere to established deadlines. Thank you!

  • November 20, 2019: Early Bird online reservation closes at midnight
  • December 6, 2019: USPS postmark deadline for Early Bird mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 9, 2019: Regular online reservation ends at midnight
  • December 20, 2019: USPS postmark deadline for Regular mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 20, 2019: USPS postmark deadline for bonus delegate payment (if applicable)
  • January 20, 2019: Deadline for submitting student delegates' names
  • February 1, 2020: NMAA eligibility list sent by you directly to NMAA
  • February 1, 2020: Deadline for school substitutions


Before you proceed, please download and read this document carefully:
2020 NMASC State Conference Registration: Steps to Success »

  • Advisors, please read everything thoroughly and carefully.
  • Several items are new this year or are required in a new way.
  • Please note deadlines, and meet them.
  • Please obtain your school Purchase Order prior to filling out the Registration Form; and provide the PO number in the appropriate box on the Registration form.
  • Please ensure that your school’s registration payment is in the form of one school check or a money order that you generate. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards or cash. Every student and adult (advisor/assistant advisor/chaperone/driver/parent, etc.) must pay to attend the conference.
  • Member schools may register one voting delegate, up to fourteen additional student delegates, current state and/or district officers, and unlimited advisors. A school may not give its extra spaces to another school.
    Any school permission or school-related absence forms are to be handled in accordance with individual school policy.
  • Every school will present one workshop—either a student-led (peer-to-peer) or adult-led (advisor to students). Workshops are 30 minutes long.
  • NMASC does not refund registrations. We will, however, accept substitutions at no additional charge.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($70/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: October 20 - Midnight, November 20, 2019
  • USPS postmark deadline for Early Bird mail-in forms and payment: December 6, 2019

REGULAR REGISTRATION ($85/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: Open November 21 - Midnight, December 9, 2019
  • USPS postmark deadline for Regular Registration mail-in forms and payment: December 20, 2019

Online Forms

Downloadable Conference Forms & Documents

If you have any questions, contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing  or by calling 505-259-0484.

In general, each school should attend prepared with a school roll call not longer than 30 seconds, a school banner that is in compliance with the Banner of the Year Contest guidelines (remember to include your school’s Fun Fact on the online registration form),  appropriate conference attire - school shirt/Stu Co shirt/district shirt, appropriate dinner attire (keep it classy!), other NMASC contest submissions – Stu Co Scrapbook, Project of the Year Boards – in accordance with the clairified contest guidelines, prepared to participate in the state service project, school spirit, ready to learn new leadership skills, and prepared to build Stu Co camaraderie!

Refer to for all contest guidelines/information.

Lodging and Local Restaurants: Lodging reservations are the responsibility of each individual school.





Scott Backovich

Opening Speaker: Scott Backovich

Witty by nature, caring at heart. Scott’s quirky yet powerful style and message speak to students at their own level, helping them to understand the true potential they hold.

Scott understands that students today need to be reached in new and innovative ways. From cell phones to Twitter updates, Facebook to YouTube, teens have both grown up in and created a culture that has redefined what it means to connect. Scott has dedicated his life to connecting with and empowering students everywhere. On any given day, he can be found not only speaking on stages around North America, but also answering questions as a highly sought-after teen help advocate. For Scott, it’s about connecting with them where they are.

The "Original" Mike Smith

"Reflections & Rhymes" Banquet Speaker:
The "Original" Mike Smith

After graduating from Albuquerque's Highland High School, Colorado's Fort Lewis College, and a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and team leader, Mike's passion was to help promote student-school identity and student leadership, which lead him to study personal growth, management, and leadership skills. He has authored and created manyprograms and workshops to help enhance collaboration and engagement.

Mike's presentations are "experiences," not speeches. He mixes real life stories, audience involvement activities and rhymes into his presentation to make his points.

Mike got his start as a professional speaker with NMASC many years ago, and we are proud to welcome our longtime friend back for this, our 70th anniversary conference!

Those Boomwhacker Guys

Closing Speakers/Performers:
Those Boomwhacker Guys

"Those Boomwhacker Guys" are Jacob Chavez and Adrian Gutierrez. Jacob is the lead vocalist of The Silver String Band, which is Albuquerque's premier roots and Americana ensemble. SSB performs a number of originals and covers in their unique composition style, but they specialize in folk and bluegrass music.

Adrian is a passionate percussionist that has worked with multiple award-winning drum lines (as an adult alumnus of La Cueva High School). He also plays in a duo with Jacob. As a fun fact, he even spent a little time in a Beatles cover band!

While both moonlight as musicians, they are both also educators in the Albuquerque are, and they seek to share their love of music with students from all across the state.

NMASC 2020 Summer Workshop
Super Leaders... Assemble!


June 2-5, 2020
New Mexico Tech in Socorro



Due to the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the NMASC has decided to cancel the 2020 NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop planned for June 2-5 at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

The entire NMASC Executive Board deeply shares your disappointment and hopes you will understand the safety of our students and advisors comes before anything else.  We will watch carefully as this situation continues to develop and will inform you of any other cancellations which may become necessary because of it.

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The first known use of the term "super hero" was in 1889. It referred to fictional individuals with superhuman powers who fight crime and save people. Those type of superhuman individuals may not exist in real life, but we all know... heroes are real and they walk among us everyday.

A Super Leader is anyone who is hardworking, passionate, responsible, organized, knowledgeable, a problem solver, and an innovative thinker. In June 2020, come to New Mexico Tech in Socorro to share, intensify and expand your superpowers of leadership at the 2020 NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop... Super Leaders... Assemble!

Download the 2020 Summer Workshop Packing List »

NMASC Health Information Form - Please complete this form for every student and adult attending Summer Workshop from your school, and bring the forms with you to Workshop registration on June 2.

Lori Kiblinger

The 2020 Summer Workshop will feature nationally known leadership trainer, consultant, and former Student Council advisor Lori Kiblinger from Kansas!

A self-proclaimed "Student Council lifer," Lori has loved the organization since she was in middle school, which was a really long time ago. Being a delegate at the Kansas Student Council Workshop when she was in high school, changed her entire career path, and she became a teacher so she could be a Student Council Advisor. She has spent her life doing just that, along with being a part of staffs at state and national leadership workshops, attending leadership conferences, consulting with Student Councils when she could, and offering workshops to student leaders and fellow advisors. She can't think of a better way to maintain hope for the future!

Besides being a Student Council Advisor, Lori has been a teacher of Leadership and English, a coach, an assistant principal, and a principal during her tenure, both at the high school and middle school level.  She is currently a freelance educator who enjoys kayaking, hiking, ziplining, and hanging out with her two incredible grandkids.

The NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop is an outstanding annual leadership training and development workshop for middle level and high school students and advisors! Make friends while working, learning and experiencing leadership activities in an energized, safe environment—all in four days! There is no limit to the number of students who may attend from a school; you are encouraged to bring as many as you wish for this early summer training experience. 

Dorms will be assigned by the school's completed registration received, SO REGISTER EARLY! Delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students going into 9th grade will be considered high school students, even though they may have been registered by their mid-level school. Middle Level students attending Summer Workshop must have completed 6th grade and must be a member in good standing in their school's Student Council. At least one advisor per 15 students must register with and remain on campus for the workshop.

When YOU leave the workshop, you will be:

  • Energized!
  • Prepared with leadership skills!
  • Ready to begin a new school year with enthusiasm!

The 2020 NMASC Summer Workshop will be held June 2-5 at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. The approximate cost is $300/student - includes registration, workshop materials, workshop t-shirts, meals, and lodging. With a pre-registration minimum of 7 students per school, one advisor per school may register for $125; otherwise the cost is $300/advisor.

Online pre-registration opens February 14, 2020!

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Summer Workshop JC (Junior Counselor)? The application will be open from February 14 to until March 10, 2020.


  • February 14: Summer Workshop online registration open
  • March 10: Deadline for JC application
  • April 20: Summer Workshop online pre-registration deadline – closes at midnight
  • May 1: USPS postmark deadline for Summer Workshop pre-registration required mail-in forms/payment
  • May 25: Deadline for substitutions
  • June 2-5: NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop at NM Tech - Socorro

How to Register

REGISTER EARLY! Delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and dorms will be assigned based on our receipt of your school's completed registration and payment.

Because of the early June date of Summer Workshop, the online reservation form must be completed by April 20 with payment and all required forms POSTMARKED no later than May 1, 2020. These deadlines are very important.

Advisors must register their students as part of their school delegation; students may not register themselves individually. If you are a student and wish to attend the NMASC Summer Workshop, please talk to your advisor.

Workshop Fee: $300/person (includes lodging in college dormitories, meals starting with lunch Tuesday thru lunch on Friday, banquet, supplies, materials, workshop t-shirts, and campus facilities. Transportation is the responsibility of the school.)

When a school registers 7 or more students from their school, the workshop registration fee for one same-school advisor is just $125. Additional adults are $300/ea.

There are no refunds, however we allow same-gender substitutions at no charge by May 25.

Reserve Space Now

Online Reservation Deadline: APRIL 20
This is where you enter your student delegates' names. Please double-check the spelling of all names; the information you provide builds our database. Once you submit this online reservation form, you will receive a confirmation email (be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see the email - this confirmation email is also your invoice). This online form will help you calculate your registration fees. Be sure to do this by April 20! Registration opens February 14.


Download the Student Forms

After you've reserved space, download and print a Student/School Information Form, Student Participant Commitment Form, and Health Information Form for each student participant. These forms must be printed because they require signatures.


Step 3

Postmark Deadline: May 1
After you've collected the completed Student Information Forms and Student Participant Commitment Forms from each student delegate, mail the following in ONE envelope to NMASC:

  1. Printout of your confirmation email (school reservation - see step 1 above)
  2. Completed Student Information Forms (see step 2 above)
  3. Completed Student Participant Commitment Forms (see step 2 above)
  4. ONE school check (made payable to NMASC) for workshop registration fees

Registration will not be complete until all forms and payment are received - your forms and payment must be postmarked by May 1. Mail to:

NMASC Summer Workshop
P.O. Box 95468
Albuquerque, NM 87199

No refunds are allowed; same gender substitutions only by May 25. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in June!



Substitution Deadline: May 25
If, after you've submitted your registration materials and you need to make any name substitutions, you may do so at no charge; however, substitutes must be of the same gender (female for female or male for male). NMASC will make every effort to provide a t-shirt in the correct size for the substitute, but we cannot guarantee it as the t-shirt order is placed well in advance of the event. Your school will receive t-shirts in the sizes submitted with your original online reservation form. Be sure to make any substitutions by May 25!

Questions? Contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing or calling 505-259-0484.


Important Deadlines

  • April 20: Online reservation form due (see Step 1 above)
  • May 1: Postmark deadline for Student Information Forms, Participant Commitment Forms, and payment (see Step 2 above)
  • May 25: Deadline for substitutions


Please Note

The NMASC Summer Workshop program is designed to provide optimal opportunities for participants to achieve preparation for their leadership roles when they return to their schools. For this reason:

  • students are to remain on campus for the entire workshop and to attend all workshop activities.
  • there is a no-visitor policy. Parents/guardians and school officials are welcome to report to the workshop headquarters to meet with a student.
  • private automobiles (with the exception of advisors' vehicles) are not allowed.
Download the 2020 Summer Workshop Packing List »
2020 National Student Council Virtual Conference
Rise Up and Lead
July 22-24, 2020
Hosted (virtually) by Eaglecrest High School (Colorado)

National Student Council


For students and advisors, the National Student Council Conference offers opportunities to meet and network with other leaders from across the United States and around the world, obtain new ideas from informative speakers and workshops, and ascertain innovative ideas about service learning. Participants will come away with renewed enthusiasm for student council involvement at their schools and new projects and ideas to implement— all while developing stronger leadership skills and friendships.

In 2020, due to COVID-19, the national conference is being held virtually. Registration is free, and all students are invited to attend - even if their schools are not members of National Student Councl. Registration ends July 15!

Learn more about the national conference and register »

2020 Region 6 VIsion Conference
Spice Up Your Leadership
June 15-17, 2020 (NEW DATES!)
Hosted VIRTUALLY by Centennial High School & NMASC

VIsion VIrtual Conference

The NASSCED (National Association of State Student Council Executive Directors) Region 6 is comprised of the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The Region 6 mission is to build a community by connecting individuals through leadership experiences. The 2016-2017 State Presidents, State Student Representative and State Execs collaborated on a means to accomplish our mission.

Known as the VIsionConference – Value Inspire * Share * Insight * Opportunity * Network - The 2020 VIsion Conference is being held VIRTUALY, June 15-17 (NEW DATES) hosted by Centennial High School & NMASC.National student networking is a huge piece of this conference! Other components will include idea share: peer-to-peer learning through student-led roundtables, workshops, national motivational speakers, and more. The VIsion Conference is for Mid-Level/Jr. HS and high school students and their advisors.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Region 6 VIsion Conference will be hosted VIRTUALLY. Registration is free, but you must register to attend.

Learn more about the 2020 Region 6 VIsion Conference »

2019 National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) - for Advisors
Fields of Opportunities: Come Grow With Us
December 6-8, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa

National Conference on Student Activities

NCSA 2019 logo


Presented by the National Association of Workshop Directors (NAWD)
and hosted by the Iowa Association of Student Councils.

The National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) is designed to provide program strands that encourage participation of a wide variety of activity advisors, school administrators, leadership educators, motivational speakers, and consultants.  The 2019 conference will be held December 6-8 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa.

Click here for more information and to register »









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