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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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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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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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Beds for Kids

Members of the Carmel Christian School Chapter of National Honor Society will spend two afternoons volunteering at the Beds for Kids warehouse painting, cleaning, and sorting donations of furniture, blankets, sheets, pillows, and household items that are given to needy families within the Charlotte ... 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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'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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