Tonight, I received a copy of a request that I wanted to share with our community.

If you’re not familiar with the SC Association of Student Councils, you need to know that our community is well represented as we have several students holding leadership positions! Our schools have some of THE BEST student councils in the entire state!

Your help is needed next month as more than 300 students from all over our state will be spending time right here in our community. It’s important that our community make this a great experience for tomorrow’s leaders!

Here are some of OUR STUDENTS students that are involved in this statewide council; as well as a list of other recognitions our community has received from the organization last year and this year:

SCASC Executive Committee:
President – Matt Orck, Dutch Fork High School
District Five Chairman – Karlee Gibson, Dutch Fork High School
District Five Vice Chairman – Tyler Leaphart, Chapin High School
District Five 2nd Vice Chairman – Matthew Hite, Chapin Middle School

Gold Honor Councils:
Chapin High School
Chapin Middle School
Dutch Fork High School
Dutch Fork Middle School
Irmo High School

SCASC Advisor’s Association:
President: Bonita Guram, Chapin High School
AAA/AAAA Awards:
Community Service: “Home for the Holidays”, Chapin High School
School Spirit: Homecoming Court-er, Chapin High School

Read the letter requesting your help as a host family by clicking here

Dutch Fork High School
1400 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063

January 2008

Dear Dutch Fork Parents and Community,

As you may know, Dutch Fork High School has the distinct honor and privilege of hosting the South Carolina Association of Student Councils State Convention March 14-16, 2008. Approximately 325 delegates from schools all over South Carolina will be attending, and we will need the help of our Dutch Fork Family and community to house these students for the weekend. While attending the convention at DFHS, the delegates will require the following:

• Sleeping arrangements for two nights (Friday and Saturday). Please remember that teenagers are adaptable. Students must have a bed, air mattress, sofa, etc…
• Two (2) meals (Breakfast Saturday and Sunday) plus snacks.

Transportation will also be needed at the following times (approximate):
• Friday: Pickup at DFHS at 10:30 PM
• Saturday: Drop off at DFHS at 8:30 AM
• Saturday: Pickup at DFHS at 1:15 PM
• Saturday: Drop off at DFHS at 3:30 PM
• Saturday: Pickup at DFHS at 10:30 PM
• Sunday: Drop off at DFHS at 8:30 AM

We would appreciate your acting as a host family for students visiting Dutch Fork High School for this very important event. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate a loving, caring attitude to our young people by supporting this worthwhile cause. Please help us showcase the District Five community in the best possible light.

We will need to know the number of students that you will be able to accommodate and whether you would prefer to house males or females.

Please record your response on the attached sheet and mail to Kathryn Wagner, 1400 Old Tamah Road, Irmo, SC 29063 by February 10, 2008. If you have questions, please call me at 803-732-8055 or email me at I can respond more quickly to email.


Kathryn Wagner
Housing Chairperson