Meet The Team

We are greatly committed to offer first class services with quality resources to each school, student and staff as they experience this unique event.

Dick Schlagel - CEO

I had the privilege of conducting the All-American Student Classic event for eight consecutive years while serving as principal at Bartlett Junior High School (now known as Bartlett Middle School) in Porterville, California event Porterville, California. All-American Student Classic Week, with its various activities, was always a very positive and special event on our school campus with wide participation from both students and staff. We climaxed this All-American Student Classic Week with a Friday afternoon awards assembly where students were honored for their participation, effort and achievement. It was always an exciting week on our campus as students were continually striving for excellence and competing in various academic and athletic events.

Bob Pugh - President

As a teacher at Bartlett Junior High School (Bartlett Middle School) for twenty-two terrific years I was fortunate to have Dick Schlagel as my principal for eleven of those years. His creative leadership brought many new and exciting programs to our school. One program that Dick initiated that student and staff recall as the most positive and memorable is the All-American Student Classic. This activity was the highlight of the entire year, as participants, spectators, staff, parents and families all focused on four days of competition and a final day of recognition. The All-American Student Classic has been updated and is even better today. It is a program that brings out the best qualities of all students participating and the many students who follow the daily activities. That in turn, brings out the best qualities of the entire school.

Laurie Pugh - Manager/Consultant

It is my pleasure to be the managing partner, your office consultant and sometimes, when I have a lucky day, you’ll find me out sharing the program with schools or taking photos at schools’ obstacle courses and awards ceremonies. This is always amazing because often the winners are total surprises to everyone. We have wonderful stories about students experiencing their first awards.

Looking forward to working with you and “Getting Kids Fired up about School”.

Cindy Camarena - Social Media Specialist

As the youngest daughter of Dick & Juanita Schlagel, I am excited to be working with my Dad to fulfill his longtime dream of bringing the All-American Student Classic to students in schools everywhere. My background is in Emergency Medical Services for over 27 years as an EMT and in management.

Currently, I am the social media specialist, focusing on Facebook and Instagram on our AASC team and enjoy keeping all of our schools, friends and followers updated with what is going on. I love seeing the smiles on kids’ faces as they participate in the various activities and receive the rewards of their efforts. I am also employed by the State of California at the Porterville Developmental Center.

My community is my passion with past involvement including the Porterville Chamber of Commerce and graduating from the Leadership Porterville program before joining the steering committee for several years. Being the mother to two active boys led me to serve on the Little League Baseball Board of Directors, AYSO Board, PTO President at Burton Middle School and the Monache Band Parents Association.

The All-American Student Classic started out as my Dad’s dream and now I get to be a part of making his “Dream come true”.