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National Council of Excellence Awards

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 a National Council of Excellence Award when it has demonstrated that it meets all the NASC requirements. The National Gold Council of Excellence award 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 2015 winners!

We proudly recognize our NASC high school and middle level councils that have been named a 2015 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.

Congratulations to the councils that have won this award 10 years in a row:

Bonanza High School, NV
Brooklawn Middle School, NJ
Canyon Springs High School, NV
East Noble High School, IN
Fox High School, MO
Lancaster High School, NY
Linden Avenue Middle School, NY
Natrona High School, WY
North Allegheny Senior High School, PA
Marlow High School, OK
Rancho High School, NV
Silverado High School, NV
Spring Creek High School, NV
Yukon High School, OK

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Heart Attack

The students wanted to show their appreciation for their 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 heart for any teacher or staff member on campus for two days. They then sorted th... READ MORE

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20 Hours of School Beautification

During the summer, our council meets for 2 weeks from 9am-5pm. Part of these work weeks included 20 hours of school beautification. Our work included assisting the maintenance staff in cleaning bathrooms, classrooms, and the bleachers. We also painted doors and trash cans. In addition to this, we al... READ MORE

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The House that Oak Built

In 2012, 46.5 million Americans in the United States were living in poverty. According to this statistic, half a million people in our country were living on the streets or in insufficient homes, many without enough food to feed themselves and their families. The home is the foundation of one’... READ MORE

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Chalk4Peace

Chalk for Peace was an event that enabled students to promote peace by expressing their feelings inside a giant peace sign, that was located in the court yard. The peace sign was visible to all the students in our school. Students paid 3 dollars for the event and were provided chalk, music, food, an... READ MORE

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Candy Elections

To help Fairbanks NJHS members understand what campaigning is about, we are holding "Candy Elections".  On November 4, 2014, we held a pre-election vote to determine the favorite candy of all time among our student body.  The choices of candies were Smarties, Tootsie Roll, Gummy ... READ MORE

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