Ariel Hasse, Wasilla, AK
Mat-Su Career and Technical High School
The culture of Ariel’s school is one in which customer service training is mandatory. There is a professional dress day each week, and students are interviewed when applying for acceptance. Ariel’s environment created a foundation for her to excel as president of the Alaska Association of Student Governments. Beginning her term with a budget deficit, Ariel advocated for the leadership board to cancel business meetings in order to offer more scholarships. A member of SkillsUSA, Ariel was elected state Parliamentarian. She also worked with students from Peru, Croatia, and New York to analyze the correlation between local phenology and climate change. Ariel is also president of the Student Advisory Board and Student Government.