Massachusetts Association of Student CouncilsMASC is comprised of member schools representing the four regional student councils of Massachusetts: the Southeast, Central District, Northeast, and Western Councils (SEMASC, CDMASC, NEMASC, and WMASC). MASC provides one of the nation’s most highly regarded programs of activities for both middle and high schools, providing a major opportunity for students to learn and apply leadership skills. The MASC Mission Statement: “ MASC is committed to motivating and providing student leaders across the state with opportunities to develop leadership skills so that they can better serve their schools and communities.” While the four regional student councils sponsor a number of events at schools within their own districts during the year, MASC also hosts three major annual events:
Held each fall at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Officershop marks the beginning of a new year for MASC. Here, officers of local student councils are trained, and the MASC theme for the year is unveiled.
A three-day event held in Hyannis, the annual Spring Conference draws more than 1,000 students to participate in leadership training and organizational activities. In March of 2023, our Student Council was named a MASC Gold Council of Excellence and a James Rokas recipient at the annual Spring Conference. Megan Potenti was formally recognized as the 2023 Henry Sullivan MASC (Massachusetts Association of School Councils) Advisor of the Year Award recipient.
A five-day event held annually at Worcester State College in Worcester, some 300 students participate at the annual Summer Conference in team-building activities designed to carry over into other areas of their lives.National Association of Student CouncilsEstablished in 1931, the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) is the leading organization for excellence at the middle level and high school student councils. NASC provides student councils and their advisers with the knowledge, skills, and resources that students need to become active, engaged leaders in their schools and communities.
Student Council Earns National Recognition
Obtaining the Gold Council of Excellence for the Third Consecutive Year – April 15, 2021
The Blackstone Valley Tech Student Council has been recognized as a 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council for an exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that improve the school and serve their community. This national recognition marks the third year in a row that our council has earned this distinction.
Our council had to meet various criteria to earn this award - crafting a written constitution, conducting regular meetings, and adopting a democratic election process. As well as demonstrate successful sponsorship and participation in leadership development and activities. As a consecutive recipient of the gold level of excellence, our council consistently displays the highest leadership standards that reflect its well-rounded program.
"It is an honor for our council to receive this recognition," said Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick. "We are proud of our Student Council and advisors Danielle Cann and Megan Potenti, who help empower our council members to serve their school and community on their journey to outstanding student leadership."
"Our students continue to amaze me," said Danielle Cann. "I love advising this club. I am lucky to work with an incredible group of students who consistently come together with creative ideas and work together to accomplish their goals. They often surpass expectations and successfully create an atmosphere that unifies our school."
"Our students work hard to create exciting and meaningful events for their classmates and community," said Megan Potenti. "With distance learning, they adapted their efforts working in new ways to keep the community connected and achieving this recognition three years in a row. I am very proud of our students."
"Earning the 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence Award requires a team effort, and we have an incredible team," said Isabella Caccavelli, Student Council President. "Student Council is a rewarding school activity. We take a great sense of pride in our service projects and fundraising efforts. We organize a turkey run to provide Thanksgiving dinners and coordinate the holiday drive to purchase Christmas presents. Seeing our efforts direct impacting the families in our school community is an incredibly moving experience."”
2020 – 2021 Student Council Executive Board Members
• Isabella Caccavelli, President; a senior in Health Services from Uxbridge
• Emma Conkey, Vice President; a junior in HVAC&R from Grafton
• Jack Kinsella, Secretary; a senior in Dental Assisting from Milford
• Hunter Claflin, Treasurer; a sophomore in HVAC&R from Douglas
• Aysia Parent, Historian; a senior in Multimedia Communications from Douglas
• Victoria Lemieux, Events Coordinator; a senior in Health Services from Blackstone
• Jace Rosado, Publicity Coordinator; a junior in HVAC&R from Uxbridge
• Elizabeth Howell, Awards Coordinator; a senior in Health Services from Upton
• Leah Cook, Evaluation Coordinator; a junior in Engineering & Robotics from Blackstone
• Jada Jane Chapman, Senior Representative; a senior in Automotive Technology
• Samantha Stephens, Junior Representative; a junior in Culinary Arts from Mendon
• Bradley Lyon, Sophomore Representative; a sophomore in Drafting & Design
Technology from Upton
• Haley Fitzgerald-Moore, CDMASC Liaison/President; a senior in Multimedia
Communications from Blackstone
Meet Our Student Council Advisors
2023 MASC Henry Sullivan Advisor of the Year