Wade Hampton High School’s Student Council has been recognized as a National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council. The prestigious recognition is given to student councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities.
As part of their award application, the Wade Hampton High Student Council submitted four projects. They entered Wade Olympics, an equity project that included special needs students; Teacher Tailgate, an appreciation project that put on a Clemson/Carolina tailgate party during lunch on the Tuesday before the big game; Technology 1 to 1 Preparation, a school service project that allowed student council to raise $15,000 in early 2019 to help prepare for students receiving Chromebooks the following fall; and Spirit Week Charity Drive for the Meyer Center, a community service project in which council helped the student body, staff, and community raise $363,000 to support the center for special children.
“I am very proud of our student council members for receiving this award for providing quality leadership activities and service to our school and community,” said Sandy Brooks, WHHS Student Council Advisor. “This recognition exemplifies the spirit of WHHS which is the continued desire to serve others.”
In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, the councils must demonstrate successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. The award distinguishes outstanding student councils by guiding student leaders and their faculty advisers through a process featuring standards-based criteria and demonstration-based outcomes, reflecting more than 80 years of expertise in student council and leadership programming.
About National Student Council
National Student Council (NatStuCo) provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers 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.