JACKSON TWP — When Ryan Gloyer Middle School student council members set a goal, they achieve it.
The goal-setters were recently recognized as National Student Council of Excellence winners. The National Council of Excellence is a national recognition for middle level and high school student councils that provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities.
To be considered, schools must complete an application that demonstrates that they meet the standards-based criteria and outcomes.
Four students took the lead on completing the application including Ben Grewar, president; Peter Ko, secretary; Ben Blucher and Tommy Beresnyak.
“Our portfolio highlighted our commitment to our constitution, which outlines rules for formal meetings and note-taking, financial documentation, fair elections and roles of the council,” said RGMS Student Council Adviser LaVarr Stephens-Howling. “Additionally, the portfolio presented some of the activities that we have throughout the year including schoolwide events, service projects and spirit weeks. I'm so proud of all they have done this year.”
The RGMS Student Council will travel to Pittsburgh this summer for the National Student Council Conference.
According to its website, National Student Council honors student councils for implementing a strong leadership program that meets council goals; functioning in an ethical and responsible way; and engaging others in leadership, spirit, civic and service activities.