March 25, 2013

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

Texas High School Student Council Awarded National Gold Council of Excellence Award

Texarkana, TX – For the fifth consecutive year, Texas High School has been awarded the National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). This highly-esteemed award is given for their exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve the school and community. They are one of 163 schools nationwide to receive the honor and only one of three in the State of Texas to receive the award for five consecutive years.

To meet the requirements for the award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Those councils named to the Gold level have successfully met a greater number of the criterion. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teachers/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning and active participation in their state and national student council associations.

“Receiving a NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Jeff Sherrill, Associate Director of NASC. “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 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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