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April 11, 2014

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Student Council Garners Sixth Consecutive National Gold Council of Excellence Award

Texarkana, TX – It’s an even six for the Texas High School Student Council as they earn their sixth consecutive National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

Out of an estimated 9,000 member councils, only 200 in the country were recognized with the highly-esteemed award given for exemplary record of leadership, service and activities which improve school and community.

To qualify for the award, a member council must meet 26 standards and conduct a minimum of three projects in 12 areas of community and school activities. A minimum of four projects must be submitted for approval and published on the NASC project database.

“It takes the hard work and dedication of each one of our Student Council members to become a National Gold Council of Excellence,” shared Susan Waldrep, Sponsor. “Each year our senior leadership students set the standards. All grade level council members must participate in order to make the numerous events we conduct successful. In total, our council documents 10,000 volunteer hours per year. Our goal, through council volunteer efforts, is to build a foundation for our students to be life-long volunteers.”

The National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. NASC is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP – the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders – also sponsors the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Advisors for Texas High School Student Council are Susan Waldrep and Debbie Nicholas.

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