Several high schools in Arkansas had active student councils in the 1920’s and early 1930’s, but it was not until March, 1936, that the first statewide meeting was held. Held at Little Rock High School, it was a two-day joint meeting of student council officers and high school journalism students and sponsors from the following schools: Arkadelphia, Batesville, Blytheville, Camden, Crossett, DeQueen, El Dorado, Fort Smith, University High in Fayetteville, Harrison, Helena, Hope, Hot Springs, Joiner, Lake Village, Little Rock, Monticello, North Little Rock, Paragould, Pine Bluff, Searcy, Texarkana, Walnut Ridge and Wilson. This year’s state conference will be our 78th annual conference. No state conferences were held from 1942 – 1946 due to World War II.
The AASC has the honor of holding the first student leadership workshop in the nation to train student council officers and members. From the very first, it was agreed that to train only the students would not be doing a complete job for the member schools that attended, so advisers were required to attend in order that they would better understand their role and what the students had experienced at the workshop. This summer’s workshop will be held at the campus of University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, July 18 – 21. The theme is “Leadership Under Construction”. We are still training officers, members, and advisers.
Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators
National Student Council
Arkansas Activities Association