JHS Student Council Earns National Recognition
For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Johnston High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2021 National Council of Excellence by National Student Council (NatStuCo).
“Receiving a National Council of Excellence Award reflects dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Nara Lee, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Director of Student Leadership. “NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”
“This is a big honor for us,” said JHS teacher and student council co-sponsor Tyler Miklo. “The students work so hard all year long to create engaging programs and activities for their peers and also find ways to give back to their community. [Co-sponsor] Rachel [Jensen] and I are very proud of them.”
To meet the requirements for the National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Councils awarded receiving the award have successfully met all required criteria based on standards established by the National Student Council.
About National Student Council
National Student Council (NatStuCo) provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. NatStuCo is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit www.NatStuCo.org.
For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, Virginia, visit www.nassp.org or call 703-860-0200.
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