David Cox, the superintendent in Allegheny County, Md., had already spent 15 minutes on stage at the 3rd General Session Saturday morning while he conducted the Singing Superintendents in their brief annual performance.
But Cox’s name rang out again a few minutes after he had exited stage left when he was randomly picked as the winner of an all-expenses-paid trip next winter to the Dominican Republic. He’ll have the opportunity to be one of the AASA participants in the next Lifetouch Memory Mission, a week-long service project to build or reconstruct a local school. No firm dates have been set yet, but it will take place in mid- to late January.
Cox’s name was selected in a drawing of AASA conference participants, and he rose from his seat near the front of the audience to acknowledge his selection and high-five a colleague in front of him.
During the 2nd General Session on Friday, attendees watched a video about the 2017 Lifetouch Memory Mission, whose participants included school leaders and an AASA staffer, Chris Daw.
Lifetouch is AASA’s official association photographer and provides the printing of AASA’s monthly magazine, School Administrator.