For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Chaminade College Preparatory’s student council has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).
“Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Ann Postlewaite, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) student programs director. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”
“The student leaders that are elected and appointed to positions of leadership on student council work really hard throughout the year to make sure there is a positive culture and family spirit on campus. A lot of their work goes unnoticed, so I am proud that they have been honored with this award,” said Julie La Belle, director of students activities at Chaminade’s high school.
To meet the requirements for the NASC National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, councils must demonstrate things such as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in state and national student council associations. Those councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.
“What makes our student council so special is the passion that each individual has for the team. Our members do not see what we do as work, but instead truly want to give back to our community,” said Kojo Boakye-Nimako ’18, ASB president.
To learn more about the National Council of Excellence Award, visit www.nasc.us/ncoe.