MENOMONEE FALLS, WI, April 30, 2017 St. Mary Parish School (www.stmaryparishschool.org), Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, student council has been awarded the 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Fewer than 30 middle schools from across the country received this award for their exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve the school and community. This is the third time SMPS has received this award, the last times were 2010 and 2014.
Earning the award is no small task. All schools must meet a rigorous list of criteria. They all must demonstrate they have a written constitution, hold regular meetings, and hold a democratic election process. In addition they must demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning and active participation in their state and national student council associations.
NASC is proud to honor St Mary Parish School for implementing a strong leadership program that meets council goals; functioning in an ethical and responsible way; and engaging others in leadership, spirit, civic and service activities. A list of all 2017 winners is available on the NASC Website
“I am proud of our student council’s strong leadership role in our school and community. We are very proud of all their effort and hard work to achieve this great honor,” says Karen Schumacher, guidance counselor, St. Mary Parish School.
The National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. NASC is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. For more information on NASC, visit www.nasc.us.