Student Senate Officers, Zoe Kaminski (President), Kelsey Sikora (Social Media Secretary) and Anna Lucci (Vice President) stand with the NatStuCo National Gold Council it Excellence Award. Missing from picture: Katelyn Szefler (Secretary)

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Depew High School Student Senate has been recognized as a 2019 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National of Student Council (NatStuCo).

“Receiving a 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. “NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

“This award is such an honor to have. Every person in the school who has attended a Student Senate meeting, event or has supported us in anyway has helped us achieve this award. We have worked extremely hard to receive this level of leadership and I couldn’t be more proud of the time, effort and dedication that everyone in Student Senate has put in” said Zoe Kaminski, Depew High School Student Senate President.

To meet the requirements for the 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, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Councils awarded the gold level of the award have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.

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