JHS Student Council earns top national award for fourth consecutive year

Student Council 2024

JOHNSTON, Ia. (April 11, 2024) — For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community, the Johnston student council has been recognized as a 2024 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) for at least a fourth year in a row. The NASC program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

The JHS Student Council has had a great year of hosting lots of different events for students, staff, and the community. They had a record turnout for their annual indoor Spooktacular event held for the community, raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society for our Coaches vs Cancer event, and had over 40 teams participate in Rock Around the Clock this past fall during Homecoming Week.

“The dedication and leadership displayed by our student council members is truly inspiring,” said JHS Student Council Co-Sponsor Rachel Jensen. “They took on ambitious projects and saw them through with determination. This award celebrates their commitment to bettering our school through activities, events, and initiatives that brought people together. As their advisor, I couldn’t be prouder.”

A student council must meet a variety of criteria to earn the National Gold Council of Excellence Award. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings and a democratic election process, the councils must have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Learn more about the National Council of Excellence Awards.

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the amazing dedication of the students and school to make their community a better place,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “Johnston High School has gone above and beyond in elevating student voice to ensure they are establishing a positive climate and culture, as well as fostering academic and social growth for all.”

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