Ascension's Middle School Student Council Named National GOLD Standard
Ascension Episcopal School
For the first time in school history, Ascension’s middle school Student Council has been recognized as a 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence. The National Student Council states, “Winning the National Gold Council of Excellence Award is a testament to the highest standards of quality that your council consistently demonstrates in its operation, and its projects and activities. NatStuCo Gold Councils of Excellence are the models of quality for which other student councils should strive to become."
Student Council leader Heather Gros is in awe of all her council has accomplished despite the pandemic, COVID restrictions, and challenges. “This year’s council has gone above and beyond! The 2020 pandemic didn’t slow them down! It actually inspired them to do more to reach and connect our Blue Gator family. Student-initiated Christmas gift shop, candy grams, scarves for Second Harvest Food Bank, donations for Safe Haven Animal Rescue, live-streamed morning announcements, pre-recorded pep rallies, and news reports are only a few ways our student leaders continue #empoweringLeadersWithLove. Their positive attitude, school and community spirit, worth ethic, drive, and determination give me hope for the future. I am so blessed to work beside these student leaders. They inspire me every day!”
“We have a mindset at Ascension of empowering students to lead, love and impact the community. Allowing our students to advocate for the things they are passionate about demonstrates this,” says Lower/Middle School Director, Liz Tremblay.
Congratulations to the following students, and thank you for your outstanding leadership and service at Ascension!
When it comes to our children, one of the most important gifts we can provide for them is opportunity. It not only prepares them for their future but also gives them the independence to discover and define who they are: who they want to be. Our faculty and staff focus on developing the whole child, with a curriculum designed to teach lifelong learning skills.