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Truman High School’s Student Council Recognized

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Truman High School has been awarded a 2012 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student councils (NASC).  Nearly 180 high school councils were named National Council of Excellence. Of those, Truman High School is one of only 163 high school councils nationwide to receive the highly-esteemed honor of being named a National Gold Council of Excellence.

To meet the requirements for the NASC National Councils of Excellence award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Those councils named to the Gold level have successfully met a greater number of the criterion. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award 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.

“Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” says Jeff Sherrill, associate director of NASC. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

“Wow. Our student council continues to shine above and beyond to make our school a better place for not only students, but teachers and faculty also,” says Student Council adviser Angie Zarrillo. “It is a true testament to the strength of the leaders in our school.”

Jeff R. Sherrill,  the Associate Director, National Association of Student Councils sent this letter to the principal:

"On behalf of NASC, I want to congratulate you as principal on the honor of your student council being recognized as a 2012 NASC National Gold Council of Excellence. Their accomplishment is a testament to the leadership and support you give them, and to the value placed on student council as an integral part of your school and its educational mission.

 To further recognize their earning national honors, please accept the attached NASC National Gold Council of Excellence electronic seal. I hope that you will display it proudly on your school’s website or council’s webpage.  Again, congratulations and best wishes for the continuing excellence of your student council program!"

For more information on NASC, visit www.nasc.us.