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Editor's Note Going Viral T oday's technology‑saturated communication stream is constant and rapid, making it a challenge to ensure your voice is heard. But for student leaders-who must capture the attention of the student body to gain support for their activities-getting the word out is essential. Thankfully, it's not about who can scream the loudest. The most successful strategies are fueled by a little creativity, and our feature article, Building a Buzz, does the brainstorming for you. Starting on page 12, this article is full of tips on how to spread the word in unexpected ways, and includes a review of the best tools to streamline your social media outreach. Our article on page 17 explores how student leaders are finding their voice through idea exploration in the form of brief online presentations. These opportunities are just another way advisers are helping students practice leadership skills, connect with their peers, and pursue their passions. Finding your voice, and making sure it's heard, is the first step to making a difference in your schools and communities. We hope this issue of Leadership for Student Activities assists you in that effort. NASSP Staff (partial list) JoAnn Bartoletti Executive Director Beverly Hutton Deputy Director, Programs and Services Dennis Sadler Deputy Executive Director, Operations Ann Postlewaite Director of Student Programs Jeff Sherrill Associate Director of NASC Editorial Staff Jennifer J. Jones Director of Communications Christine Cusatis Editor‑in‑Chief (editor@nassp.org) Saara Raappana Managing Editor David Cordts Associate Director of Honor Societies Sunny Goel Graphic Designer National Advisory Council Maurie Harbick - OR Salma Flores - TX High School Advisers: Mark Skowron - NY Michael Collins - NV ML Student: Richard Childress - MS Middle Level Adviser: Penelope Allen - MS NASSP Board Liaison: Susan Bossie‑Maddox, Principal - WV Principal At Large: Debra Murdock, Principal - GA NASSCED Liaison: Lou Miller, NASSCED President - NJ HS Students: Ashley Palmer - NH Jeff Hunt - NJ Moriah Austin - SC Olivia Croft - WY Araceli Lopez - IA Taylor Burdiss - MO Christine Cusatis Editor‑in‑Chief Leadership for Student Activities NASSP Student Programs Staff: Ann Postlewaite, Director of Student Programs Jeff Sherrill, NASC Associate Director a d v e r t i s i n g r e p r e s e n tat i v e To request a media kit: Amanda Goodwin agoodwin@naylor.com Leadership for Student Activities (ISSN 1040‑5399) is published nine times a year-September through May-by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Telephone: 703‑860‑0200, 800‑253‑7746. Website: www.nasc.us. Periodicals postage paid at Herndon, VA, and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2015 the National Association of Secondary School Principals. All rights reserved. Material published herein is neither endorsed by nor official policy of NASSP, NASC, NHS, or NJHS, except where so stated. Annual affiliation with NASC is $95 and includes one $20 subscription to Leadership for Student Activities. Unsolicited manuscripts should be sent to: Editor, Leadership for Student Activities at leadershipmag@nassp.org. Postmaster: Send address correction to Leadership for Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Printed in U.S.A. 4 leadership for student activities 352‑333‑3491 www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nasc.us

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - January 2015, NASC Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Building a Buzz
The Calm Created by Disruption
2015 Leadership Calendar
Giving Students a Voice
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - January 2015, NASC Edition