METAIRIE — Brother Martin High School student Brad Giacone served the Louisiana Association of Student Councils as state president during the 2012 year. As state president, Brad led 1,200 students and advisers in a cruiseship-themed convention weekend. Other Crusaders in attendance included Harrison Trepagnier of Harahan, David Trepagnier of Harahan and Michael Maldonado of Metairie. Special guests at the convention were American Idol semifinalist Josh Ledet and mentalist Russ Peak. The Crusaders returned from the convention with many laudable successes. Brother Martin earned the Mega-Bucks Club award for its $500 donation to the state charities, the Ronald McDonald Houses in New Orleans and Monroe. Brad Giacone received the Dale D. Hawley Leadership Award. The late Dale Hawley was the executive director for the National Association of Student Councils, who dedicated his life towards revolutionizing the national association. This award is now given to students for their active involvement and work towards improving their states. Brad also won the position of president for District I of Greater New Orleans.