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National Council of Excellence

Excellence deserves recognition.

Middle level and high school student councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities can earn national recognition through NASC's National Council of Excellence program. Apply today!

There are two levels of recognition. A student council achieves the National Council of Excellence Award when it has demonstrated that it meets all the NASC requirements. The National Gold Council of Excellence is awarded to those councils that demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, plus meet additional standards as set by NASC.

These awards distinguish outstanding student councils by guiding student leaders and their faculty advisers through a process featuring standards-based criteria and demonstration-based outcomes, reflecting more than 80 years of expertise in student council and leadership programming.

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

We proudly recognize our NASC high school and middle level councils that have been named a 2014 NASC National Council of Excellence and NASC National Gold Council of Excellence. These councils have distinguished themselves in their leadership and service, fostered student voice, and promoted student engagement in their projects and activities. View the complete list of winners.

Benefits

Student councils that earn a National Council of Excellence Award receive:

  • A National Council of Excellence certificate proclaiming their achievement
  • An official letter from NASC recognizing and congratulating student leaders and the school
  • A press release that can be customized for local news media
  • Inclusion of their school name in the winners’ list published on the NASC website
  • Recognition during the NASC National Conference (Winning schools are displayed during the conference and delegates from winning schools will receive official National Council of Excellence ribbons)
  • Eligibility to purchase special recognition items designed specifically for National Council of Excellence award winners
  • A special National Council of Excellence winners’ seal in JPG format for placement on school websites and in electronic or print communications.

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Stick-to-It!--NOT!

Armed with muscle power, plastic gloves, baggies, putty knives, and scrapers, our intrepid NJHS members overturned desks and tables in the eighth grade wing and scraped seven pounds of gum from the bottom of the furniture.  Gross as it was, the students had a great time laughing and exclaiming ... READ MORE

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Heart Attack

The students wanted to show their appreciation for the teachers so for Valentine's Day the Student Council cut out a thousands hearts out of construction paper. At lunch they had any student who wanted to fill out a hear for any teacher or staff on campus for two days. They then sorted the hearts an... READ MORE

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Food Drive

Support of our local food pantry is a constant service our Student Council undertakes. In November, the Student Council ran its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the 14 consecutive year. Food was collected in November for families in need with an emphasis on providing a Thanksgiving meal for them, ... READ MORE

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'Yule Ball' Spirit Week, Rally, and Dance

A week prior to our annual Winter Formal dance, our ASB organized a Harry Potter themed spirit week. This week was particularly inclusive and simple, as it aimed to engage the students. Monday was ‘Robe Day’, where students wore robes to mimic the iconic wizardry fashion. Tuesday was &ls... READ MORE

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Color Run - Powder to the People

Maine West High School participated in their first ever Color Run, "Powder to the People", organized by National Honor Society on November 5, 2013. Approximately 150 runners participated, generating $500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  READ MORE

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