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The Connecticut Association of Student Councils offers a number of awards to recognize the hard work of both local Student Councils/Governments as well as their advisors and student leaders.  We also encourage all Student Councils/Governments to apply for NatStuCo awards

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Council of Excellence Award - HS/MS

The Council of Excellence Award has been designed to honor commitment to student leadership development in our state association through following the standards for Connecticut’s student councils and governments. We know there is so much special work that goes on everyday in your schools that help students develop their leadership potential. Please take time to compile the information on the checklist so that your school can be recognized. We hope that student councils and governments can use this award as a stepping-stone towards achieving NatStuCo recognition.

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TOP 10 Project Awards- HS/MS

The Top 10 Project Award recognizes Student Councils/Governments across our association that have established a group project showcasing their creativity and collaboration as a group to better
themselves, their community, or other communities. If your council/government is selected as a Top 10 Project, your council/government will be invited to present at our Spring Convention and receive recognition for your project.

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Ron Nedovich Advisor of the Year Award- HS/MS

The Ron Nedovich Advisor of the Year Award is given in memory of the former Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Student Councils. Mr. Nedovich personified commitment to student development and leadership development. He recognized that leadership is an essential part of a student’s education. The Connecticut Association of Student Councils is pleased to present this award not only to recognize a single recipient but to highlight the many contributions made by all advisers throughout our state.

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Dale Hawley Award - HS/MS

The Dale Hawley Award recognizes individual students for both achievement, potential in their student leadership experiences and development. Dale D. Hawley’s life was dedicated to youth, service and to the development of student  leaders, as a principal and director of the National Association of Student Councils. Voting should be held amongst your council/ government members to decide the student you will be nominating for this Award. This award is presented to one student at the spring convention.


NatStuCo National Council of Excellence - HS/MS

Strong Student Councils are essential to strong schools. NatStuCo’s National Council of Excellence (NCOE) Awards recognize and celebrate middle and high school Student Councils that meet high standards and demonstrate evidence of student service, leadership, voice, and engagement.


NatStuCo Warren E. Shull Advisor of the Year Award - HS/MS

Each year, the Warren E. Shull Award is presented to middle level and high school student council advisers who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders.


NatStuCo Distinguished Student Leaders Program - HS

The National Student Council (NatStuCo) Distinguished Student Leader Program is a rigorous and challenging skill- and knowledge-based recognition program created to identify outstanding individual student council leaders in high schools. Students who earn the NatStuCo Distinguished Student Leader designation have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities.


NatStuCo Emerging Student Leader Program - MS

Great leaders are not born—they practice—and the best practice starts early. With National Student Council’s Emerging Student Leader program, middle level students have their own recognition program that identifies outstanding student council leaders who have made significant strides in developing their skills as young leaders. Students who earn the Emerging Student Leader designation have shown strong leadership aptitude and a willingness to continue improving.

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