state convention

The Missouri Association of Student Councils annually holds a State Convention, hosted by the elected state president school, which brings together over 1,000 student leaders from schools throughout Missouri for a three-day convention. Highlights include nationally known speakers, student-led workshops and breakout sessions, a dance, campaigning and election of state officer schools, scholarships and recognition of Honor Council recipients. All member schools may bring six delegates and must be accompanied by an adult advisor.

2024 state convention
Carthage high school

76th Annual State Convention

Carthage High School
2600 S River St
Carthage, MO 64836

Date: March 14-16, 2024
Theme:  Turn the Tide
Cost: $100 per delegate (students & advisors) for member schools

$150 per delegate (student & advisor) for non member schools

Officer Schools
President: Carthage High School
Vice President: Timberland High School
2nd Vice President: Lafayette County C-1 Middle School
Secretary:  Branson High School

State Convention Registration


Cara Filler

Cara Filler is Driven to Inspire. For more than 25 years, Cara has shared her powerful positive leadership and prevention programs with more than 2.5 million people in 5 countries. She has become one of the most sought after female motivational speakers in her field. She empowers students, teachers, parents and complete strangers to make everyday choices count. Why? Because if it causes just ONE person to care more, speak up and stand out – IT’S ALL WORTH IT!

Cara believes that it is not the events that happen in our lives that make us who we are, but the meaning we give to those events that control the steering wheel of our lives. The road hasn’t always been ‘easy’ for Cara. The day before her 18th birthday, Cara’s world was devastated and forever changed when her identical twin sister, Mairin, was killed in a high speed car crash. From that day forward, Cara committed to helping others put life and its challenges in perspective. She encourages everyone to CHOOSE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT,  to listen to your inner voice, stand up to a bully, get out of a speeding car, take the keys from a friend who has been drinking, ask for help or make a hard decision. It could just save a life!

PHIL Boyte

Phil Boyte has traveled the continent for over 35 years working with educators in thousands of schools to transform school culture. He believes in the power of sharing our stories in order to build relationships and trust so everyone can say: I belong here, I am safe here, I can learn and grow here.

He is the founder of Learning for Living and the creator of nationally known programs including, Link Crew, WEB, and Breaking Down the Walls. Phil authored the book, “School Culture By Design,” and is host of the "School Culture By Design" Podcast. Most recently, Phil launched People First Administrators Training.

Carlos ojeda

Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic speakers in America today. A former university administrator, business professor and small business development center director, he now focuses his energy on empowering students, parents and teachers to succeed by teaching them that their voice is their power. He is a youth development expert, with over fifteen years of experience inspiring students from elementary school to college and education professionals in over 40 states.Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for changing the lives of youth across the country, he started

CoolSpeak: The Youth Engagement Company. CoolSpeak is the leading full service youth engagement organization delivering unique speakers, programs and events to keep students inspired, parents

involved and teachers engaged. CoolSpeak represents over 25 of the top youth speakers in the country, and has certified and licensed over 50 facilitators and practitioners nationwide. Over a million lives have been inspired to date. Carlos is an educator, youth speaker, author, poet, entrepreneur and yet still

finds time to be a devoted husband to his wife, dedicated father to his children and committed to his family and community. 


Required Forms to Bring to State Convention

2024 What happens at state & Schedule

Hotel information

We ask that you ONLY use the hotels on our list.  We want to support those hotels who were willing to work with MASC and our member schools to host the students and advisors who will be attending.  

Hotel List can be found by clicking HERE.

Here is basic information for you:

running for state office

Summer Workshop Scholarships Awarded at State Convention

Check for scholarship deadlines for both High School and Middle Level under the Recognition Tab at HERE