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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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A Once in a Laughtime Opportunity / Compliment Day

This year, officers of ASMHS were given the opportunity to create an awareness day to empower them to make a difference and share a message. One of our officers chose ‘Compliment Day’. On National Compliment Day (Jan. 29), nationally-renown speaker Kevin Wanzer was invited to speak to ou... READ MORE

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Tip-A-Cop

Lake City High School Student Council helped the Kootenai County Sheriff's department in raising money and awareness of the Special Olympics. This event, called Tip-A-Cop, takes places at the local Red Robin every year. During the event, the guests are served by cops from departments throughout the ... READ MORE

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Therapy Dogs

The purpose of this event is help students get stress relief for midterms. Midterms are a very stressful time for high school students and our student council wanted to come up with a way to bring an uplifting atmosphere to our school. The week before midterms we had therapy dogs come to our school ... 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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Ryan's Playbooks

While researching service opportunities, we came across Ryan's Playbooks, sponsored by DoSomething.org. We printed out templates and spent an afternoon with 60 students making activity books for school-aged children in hospitals. We made math puzzles, crossword puzzles, word-searches, coloring pages... READ MORE

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