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Things to do in August: Leadership Edition

Summer isn’t over yet! What are you doing to make the most of the rest of yours? Check out a few of our ideas below! Admit You’re Happy Month: August is a month to be happy! Write Down one happy thought per day to see how happy you’ll be this month! National Picnic Month: Take advantage of(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hicks

Gandhi Mahatma once said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” That’s exactly what Eastern Oregon Native, Jennifer (Jaramillo) Hicks is doing. Jennifer now uses the advice and lessons she learned through OASC as a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner). Jennifer became involved with OASC in 8th grade. During her(…)

Things to do in June: Leadership Edition

It’s great to say that in Oregon, June equals Summer! Whether you’re still taking your last few final exams or already on summer vacation, there are tons of Leadership things to do in June! June 1 – Dare Day: Challenge you’re friends to do Random Acts of Kindness Dares! June 2 – National Doughnut Day:(…)

20 Signs you went to OASC Summer Leadership Camp

1. ATTITUDE CHECK… 2. You crave the food at Valsetz Dining Hall all other weeks of the year except during camp. 3.You’ve been in the Olympic Games… the Junior Olympic Games. 4. Contrary to most beliefs, it actually doesn’t matter who wins council challenge because 1st-3rd place usually gives up their opportunity to eat first(…)

Things to Do in May: Leadership Edition

April showers brought… more May showers (at least here in Salem!). What is the weather like where you are at in Oregon? Good thing service doesn’t mind the weather! Whatever you’re doing in your leadership classroom or in your school this month, don’t let the weather determine your plans! But also, don’t forget to always(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Jason Wetzler

Jason Wetzler, a student at Oklahoma State University, is a former State FFA Officer, National FFA Officer and OASC Alumni. Jason grew up in an agricultural family in Clackamas, Oregon. In 7th grade he attended his first OASC event: Spring Conference. Since then, he has taken every opportunity he has been given through OASC, FFA,(…)

Things to do in April: Leadership Edition

Keep America Beautiful Month: Use this month to plant flowers, pick up trash, re-paint a house or building. Do something that will add beauty to your town! April 1, Poetry and the Creative Mind Day: Host a Poetry Slam during lunch, or publish students poems in the school newspaper. You can also hold “Arts and(…)

What to do during Spring Break

Spring Break 2016 is just around the corner! Are you ready for a break? Do you have plans yet? OASC has come up with a few plans for you if you need ideas. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau Visit the Humane Society Visit(…)

Things to do in March: Leadership Edition

National Women’s History Month: Take a day in march to honor women of history and women in your school. Write notes or hold an assembly to celebrate the great accomplishment of women. National Craft Month: Albert Einstein once said creativity is intelligence having fun. Take a lunch break and set out supplies for students to(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Hector Miranda

Hector Miranda is an alum of University of Oregon, Sigma Pi Fraternity and currently part of the Portland Trail Blazer Stunt Team. He became involved with OASC while attending Forest Grove High School and was an active participant in the organization until 2008. Hector attended OASC Conferences, OASC Summer Camp, Nationals (NASC), and was an(…)