NJASC Award Programs

Throughout the year NJASC sponsors a variety of award programs to recognize the achievements of our students and advisors, as well as to inspire them to reach even further. A summary of these award programs is presented below, organized by when the awards are actually presented...

Fall Business Meeting - October

Administrator of the Year

Application postmark deadline September 12, 2014 (to Executive Director Lou Miller)
This award recognizes one outstanding administrator who has supported Student Council in their school or district. Applications are distributed to all schools attending the Spring Awards Program in May, and are posted on our website shortly thereafter. The State Officers review all submitted applications and select the award winning administrator at their September executive meeting.

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Advisors of the Year

Application postmark deadline September 12, 2014 (to Executive Director Lou Miller)
This award recognizes one outstanding Middle School Advisor and one outstanding High School Advisor who have distinguished themselves in their school as well as at the state and/or national levels. The winners of this award will become the New Jersey nominees for the Regional and National Warren E. Shull National Advisor of the Year awards that are presented each June at the NASC National Conference. Applications are distributed to all schools attending the Spring Awards Program in May, and are posted on our website shortly thereafter. The State Officers review all submitted applications and select the award winning advisor at their September executive meeting.

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Winter Convention - January

Honor School Program

Application postmark deadline November 26, 2014 (to Middle Level Representative)
This self-evaluation award program recognizes the number of consecutive years that student councils meet certain standards regarding operations, programs, participation in NJASC events. Applications are distributed at the Fall Business Meeting in October, and posted on our website shortly thereafter. The Middle Level Representative receives all applications, prepares a report about them, and submits this report to the State Officers for review and decision making at their December executive meeting.

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Top Ten Projects

Application postmark deadline November 26, 2014 (to Treasurer)
These awards recognize outstanding projects in the following categories: School Spirit, Fundraising, Educational, Service, and Middle Level. Applications are distributed at the Fall Business Meeting in October, and posted on our website shortly thereafter. The Treasurer receives all applications, prepares a report about them, and submits this report to the State Officers for review and decision making at their December executive meeting.

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Middle Level Student Leader of the Year

Application postmark deadline November 26, 2014 (to Executive Director Lou Miller)
These awards recognize one outstanding student leader at the Middle Level. Applications are distributed at the Fall Business Meeting in October, and posted on our website shortly thereafter. The State Officers personally review all applications and decide on the two award winners at their December executive meeting.

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High School Student Leader of the Year

Application postmark deadline November 26, 2014 (to Executive Director Lou Miller)
These awards recognize one outstanding student leader at the High School level. Applications are distributed at the Fall Business Meeting in October, and posted on our website shortly thereafter. The State Officers personally review all applications and decide on the two award winners at their December executive meeting.

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Advisor Service Awards

Award pins are given to any Student Council advisor that is in a "milestone" year of service (10, 15, 20, 25, etc.). The Executive Directors will review Membership Forms for the current school year in September to determine eligibility for these awards.


Spring Awards Program - May

Community Smile Program

Application postmark deadline April 30, 2014 (to Executive Director Wendy Booth Sitzler)
This award recognizes the many hours of service provided by Student Councils across our state to their school communities. So how do you calculate the numbers of community service hours from each school? Actually, all you have to do is calculate the number of students in a club or organization and multiply that by the number of community hours per student. Applications are posted on our website in March, and the State Officers decide on the award winners at their April executive meeting.

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Freda Marden Award

Notification of retirement due April 1, 2014 (to Executive Director Lou Miller)
This award is given at the Spring Awards Program in May, to any Student Council advisor with 25 or more years of service AS AN ADVISOR that will be retiring in the current school year. It is named in honor of our first Executive Director, Mrs. Freda Marden, who set the standard for distinguished service to student leaders in New Jersey. The Executive Directors will solicit the member schools each year to ask whether there are any advisors who meet the criteria for this award.

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Standards of Excellence

Notification of intent to participate due November 26, 2014 (to Executive Member - Projects)
Standards of Excellence is a prestigious program that the NJASC and New Jersey State Board of Education initiated over thirty years ago to encourage students to operate effectively and to reward those schools who are truly outstanding! The Standards of Excellence Award is open to any NJASC member school between grades 6-12. However, you can only receive this award once every 5 years.

Each Student Council will be evaluated on not only its current activities, but also on the guidelines for administration of the council and its effective operation. Schools participating will evaluate other schools involved and score the school (refer to guideline sheet) based on the criteria in the packet. A total talley will be counted for the points awarded. The NJASC members will determine the necessary number of points necessary to receive the award.

  • Interested schools must attend an informational session at the Fall Business Meeting in October
  • Applications to participate due in late November (to Executive Member, Special Projects)
  • Visitation and evaluation process completed January to March
  • Completed evaluation materials due April 1, 2014 (to Executive Member, Special Projects)
  • Awards given at Spring Awards Program in May

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State Charity Awards

Donations/Pledges due April 30, 2014 (to Executive Director Wendy Booth Sitzler)
The NJASC State Charity program is the strongest of its kind in the nation, having raised over three million dollars for various worthy causes since its inception over thirty years ago. Each year, the State Officers carefully review and select one charitable organization to designate as the NJASC State Charity - and then work hard to encourage Student Councils throughout our state to work in support of it. To recognize the hard work and donations by schools throughout our state to our State Charity, awards are given to Student Councils for the following categories...

  • $1,000 Club
  • $2,000 Club
  • $5,000 Club
  • $10,000 Club
  • Top three Middle Schools
  • Top three High Schools
  • Overall State Champion

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