For its exemplary
record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve the
school and community, the Chesterton High School Student Government has been
recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a 2019 National Gold Council
of Excellence by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).
Chesterton High School is one of four schools in Indiana to receive this
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."
Public Relations Caroline Parks said, "We worked very hard to serve the
school and community and the national acknowledgement is greatly
To meet the
requirements for the National Council of Excellence Award, a student council
must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to the basic requirements such
as a written constitution, regular meetings and 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.