IRMO – For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Chapin High School student council has been recognized as a 2020 National Gold Council of Excellence by National Student Council (NatStuCo).
Mary Grace Galloway, student body president, states that “We are so honored to be recognized as a National Gold Council of Excellence! We couldn’t have done it without our hardworking council and the support and guidance of our advisors Roger Mize and Billie Williams who have truly made this achievement possible.”
One of the advisors, Roger Mize, states that, “This is the first time Chapin has received this award and it took us almost two years just to get ourselves prepared to be able to apply. I am so grateful for our council and the effort they put into everything we do.”
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 the gold level of the award have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.
“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest 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 Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”
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, http://www.NatStuCo.org.