The VSCA State Office, the Officer Schools and Region Representative Schools, and the entire Advisory Committee are excited to welcome your school to the

97th annual VSCA Convention!

March 15-16, 2024

at VSCA President School Courtland High School

VSCA convention logo 2024

VSCA is excited to announce that our 2024 annual convention will be a two-day event hosted by 2023-24 President School, Courtland High School, March 15-16, 2024.

The convention will feature "To VSCA and Beyond: Where Leadership Has No Limits" as its theme, with region meetings and general sessions, a catered VSCA Awards Banquet, Learning Labs, election of new officers and region representatives, a session with the Virginia Board of Education, a pep rally, and social activities.

The officers, Advisory Committee members, and host school are working hard to create an exciting leadership event designed to enable members to share ideas, network, and build stronger leadership skills to take back to their home schools. Check here for the 2024 Convention Registration Packet for more information and to register for the convention. Other information will be linked below as it becomes available to help you prepare to get the most from this amazing experience full of learning with hundreds of the best student leaders and their advisers from across the Commonwealth.

We can't wait to see you in March! 

Check here for the Know Before You Go packet of information with all the details on different aspects of the convention and answers to frequently asked questions.

Review the topics for the Board of Education session and sign up here to speak about one of the topics.

Make your hotel reservations at a local hotel of your choice. We encourage you to make your reservation NOW to ensure getting a room at the hotel of your choice. Our block will be expanded if it fills early. (There is

a cancellation policy that you can cancel before the convention if you book too many rooms.)

Apply to present a Learning Lab to showcase the great things your council does and share your experiences with others. We are looking for both student and advisor presenters. 

Interested in Running for Office for 2024-2025?  Elections for officer and region rep positions are conducted at the state convention. The deadline to file an application to run is January 22, 2024. Check the candidate packet of information for more details and the application.



Carrying on VSCA Traditions

Get ready to participate in two time-honored VSCA convention traditions!

Fringies: How to make them

Friendly Fringies are a tradition at VSCA that provide an easy way to break the ice when meeting someone new. We'll modify the practice this year to keep everyone safer and use fist or elbow bumps instead of hugs, but you'll still get to swap fringies. Check out this video for how to make them. 

School Explosion: How to create one

School explosions are a way to introduce your delegation to the other schools at convention. Make up a short 30-second cheer or chant and be ready to explode with energy during the opening general session. 

Highlights from the 2023 Convention