Haynes Academy Student Elected LASC President, Other JPPSS Students Shine at State Convention

Female Student at Podium

Megan Marsalone wins Presidency at LASC.

The MLK long weekend was a time to relax, but Student Council members from several of our schools attended the Louisiana Association of Student Councils (LASC) state convention in Covington. The LASC convention was held at Archbishop Hannan High School, January 14-16, with the theme “Your Ticket to Leadership.” There they enhanced their leadership abilities and participated in several community service projects.

Upon arrival, all schools running for office set up a “Meet the Candidates” table where delegates from schools around the state learned about the schools that were running for office. Later that day, the schools performed a prepared skit connected to their campaign theme that emphasized their leadership skills and purpose for running for office.

The next afternoon, each candidate made a speech to the delegates expressing why they are running and why the delegate schools should vote for them. On the last general session, all delegates gathered in the auditorium with the president from each school seated in the House of Delegates section. Each school was called upon, in alphabetical order, by the Parliamentarian to vote for the school they chose for each office.

12 Students Stand Shoulder to Shoulder

JPPSS students shine at state convention.

There were more than 1000 students from the state at the convention. Megan Marsalone from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was voted the LASC State President. Alex Edwards, also from Haynes Academy, was voted district I Vice President. Cassie Connors from Grace King High School was elected District I Secretary, and Abigail Shaw from Riverdale High School was elected District I Parliamentarian. The LASC Gold Honor Council was awarded to East Jefferson High School, Grace King High, Haynes Academy, and Riverdale High.

If any middle or high school is interested in becoming a part of the Greater New Orleans Association of Student Councils, please contact Dr. Melody Baham ( or Cindy Johnson (