VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rosemary Gladden
Date: 04/18/17 Phone: 757.263.1229
News Release No. 061 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: rosemary.gladden@vbschools.com

Ten VBCPS high schools earn nation’s highest student council award

Ten of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ (VBCPS) 11 comprehensive high schools earned the 2017 National Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Only 17 schools in Virginia received this honor which recognizes student councils for their records of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community.

VBCPS schools receiving the 2017 honor are: Bayside, First Colonial, Kellam, Cox, Green Run, Kempsville Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Salem and Tallwood high schools. Landstown High School, which has received the award the past three years, did not apply this year.

All 10 VBCPS honorees received the NASC’s gold level award, the higher of two designations. In order to be considered for this level, student councils must include in their application a minimum of four projects, one of which addresses the ideals of global citizenship, which is an initiative by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Student Leadership Advisory Committee.

Some of the numerous projects that VBCPS high school student cooperative associations (SCAs) have organized this school year include community food drives, Hurricane Matthew cleanup activities, school spirit events and charity fundraisers.

To learn more about the National Council of Excellence Award, visit www.nasc.us/ncoe.

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