The Student Council of Collinsville High School has been named a National Gold Council of Excellence for the tenth year.
The National Council of Excellence is an award program created by the National Association of Student Councils to recognize student councils that maintain strong year-round programs and work to improve their schools and communities through their leadership activities. Councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.
CHS is one of only seven Gold Councils in the state of Illinois for 2016. Teacher Kyle Gordon is the CHS Student Council advisor.
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. 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.
To meet the requirements for the NASC 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, 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.
To learn more about the National Council of Excellence Award, visit www.nasc.us/ncoe.