Highlands Intermediate Receives National Student Council Award For 4th Straight Year!

By Eric White, Student Activities Coordinator / After School Sports Coordinator Highlands Intermediate School

Highlands has done it again! For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Highlands Intermediate Student Council has been awarded a 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) for a fourth straight year! As the only middle school in the entire State, and just a handful nationwide, the entire Highlands Intermediate ohana couldn’t be more proud! 

"Receiving an NASC 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 Ann Postlewaite, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) student programs director. “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." 

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To meet the requirements for the NASC National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. ln addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, councils demonstrate things such 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 state and national student council associations. Those councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership. 

National Student Council provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council adviser 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 

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