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National Councils 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 Councils of Excellence program.

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 2014 NASC National Councils of Excellence and NASC National Gold Councils 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 Councils of Excellence winners’ seal in JPG format for placement on school websites and in electronic or print communications.

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Sugar Cube Ice Castles

Sugar cube ice castles are a great winter activity! Students always want to build ice castles outside, and there is never enough snow - or else it is way too cold. We solve that problem by having a sugar cube ice castle contest. The contest is advertised for a week before a long weekend during the ... READ MORE

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Souper Bowl: Tackle Hunger

Every year, the week before the NFL Super Bowl, Spring Valley host its own Souper Bowl, canned-food style! Student Council has boxes set up with the two NFL teams' logos that are participating in the real Super Bowl throughout the school. The student body will then place their canned goods into the ... READ MORE

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TORTILLA TOSS

Our student council hosts a tortilla toss at each home basketball game.  The person who tosses their tortilla closest to a middle court target wins a gift certificate to a business which has donated to our cause.   All proceeds of this event is divided equally between supporting our basket... READ MORE

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Brooklawn's Intense Games (B.I.G. Night)

Also called "B.I.G. Night", this event has been recognized as a NJASC Top Ten Project in January 2001 and a NASC National Spotlight Award in 2005. Our Executive Board (9-10 members) planned the twelfth annual games, which bring all segments (students, parents, teachers, alumni) of the Brooklawn comm... 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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