Irmo High School student council wins statewide recognition

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Irmo High School student council wins statewide recognition

IRMO – The Irmo High School student council has received the Recognition Projects and Activities award by the Student Council Coalition (SCC), a South Carolina student government coalition.

Each year the SCC recognizes outstanding projects in five areas — School Service, Community Service, School Spirit, Leadership, and Recognition.  The SCC normally holds a two-day conference at Newberry College where students share and exchange ideas and best practices of Student Council and interact with Newberry College’s Student Government Association.  This year’s event was canceled but there was an online awards ceremony. 

During the month of January, members spent time preparing their project notebook to compete and were rewarded for their efforts.  The judges were particularly impressed with the council’s efforts to make sure that all teachers and custodian staff member received a letter from a student during teacher appreciation week.  

Irmo High School’s student council advisor Carolyn Diaz said, “I do think receiving the award is important as it highlights the work that students are doing and keeps them motivated to continue with their efforts to support the school and community.”

Irmo High School principal Dr. Robin Hardy added, “Our student council leaders set the standard for our school culture. Their service, creativity, spirit, and pride are to be celebrated!”

The purpose of The South Carolina Coalition of Student Council is to continually encourage the growth of student leadership in the Palmetto State.  The coalition was founded in January 2017 and has eight members: Aiken High School, Batesburg-Leesville High School, Camden High School, Irmo High School, Lexington High School, Spring Valley High School, Ware Shoals High School, Whitmire High School.

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