64th JASCers Volunteer in Tohoku

Each year before JASC meets in the summer, the Japanese delegation participates in a pre-JASC learning experience. This year the Japanese delegates traveled to the disaster-stricken Miyagi prefecture in North-Eastern Japan.

Delegates on the trip engaged in debris cleanup, agricultural activities and interviewed merchants at local markets at Minami-Sanriku and Kesennuma. They also heard a lecture from Sasaki Ikue, 63rd JASC alumna from Ishinomaki City, and Miura Kiyotaka, a city employee who leads the reconstruction planning. JASCers also got an opportunity to go to the cities of Minami-Sanriku and Ishinomaki to observe the reality of the damage and hear stories from locals about March 11th.

After returning from the trip the 64th JASC Japanese delegation has renewed their energy and enthusiasm for this summer’s conference. They are planning on sharing and discussing their experiences with other delegates when the 64th JASC commences in Dallas, TX this summer.


UW-Eau Claire Sends First Representative to JASC

Christopher M. Brown will be the first student to represent the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the 78 year history of JASC this summer at the 64th Conference. An article highlighting his hopes for the summer was recently featured on UW-Eau Claire’s News Page: http://www.uwec.edu/News/releases/12/05/0511ChristopherBrown.htm


Andrew Leistensnider (JASC 63 & 64) in Baylor University News

In a recent article, Baylor University featured student Andrew Leistensnider (JASC 63 & 64). In 2011, Andrew represented Baylor as a delegate to the 63th JASC and was elected as an executive committee member for the 64th JASC in 2012.

This article illuminates how Andrew developed his leadership through JASC and his future ambition for the 64th Conference. Visit the site to read more about his story!

( They’d  written about him and JASC on the last article in April, 2011)