Get Out That Video Camera

This October, your students have a great opportunity to become YouTube stars and show public appreciation for their principal. In honor of National Principals Month, students are asked to create a short video singing their principal’s praises in a creative way. Encourage your chapter or council members to get started on their video today! Learn more by visiting

Outstanding Councils Are Recognized

Every year, NASC councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities are named a National Council of Excellence. This year, NASC awarded 266 councils the award, with 248 earning the National Gold Council of Excellence distinction. Learn more and view a list of this year’s winners by visiting NCOE winners are also featured in this month’s “Collaboration Space.”

Lead The Way

The LEAD Conferences are in full swing again this year! Start planning your trip for one-or more-of this year’s conferences in Denver (November 11–13); Washington, D.C. (February 3–5); or Chicago (February 10–12). At LEAD, you and your students will sharpen your leadership skills to improve your school culture and community while networking with peers from around the country. Stay tuned to to learn more.

NASC Awards Distinguished Service

NASC annually recognizes advisers and state associations that go above and beyond the call of duty to lead their students and enrich their communities. The Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year Awards and the Kyker State Service Project Award bestow recognition and honor on these outstanding leaders and councils. Visit and to learn more. You can also learn more about the Shull winners in “NASC Update.”

The Courage To Lead

Your students all have the potential to impact their school climate, their communities, and the world. That’s why, for the first time ever, NHS, NJHS, and NASC are coming together to launch an exciting national initiative focused on global citizenship. This two-year effort was recommended by the Student Leadership Advisory Committee, which is a group of NHS, NJHS, and NASC students, advisers, and principals seeking to influence student leadership development and engagement.

We want all students to jump into action to think globally and act locally. The five strands of the initiative are:

  1. Equity: How can I work to support access for the resources/experiences that will ensure positive outcomes for all?
  2. Civic Engagement: In what ways can I educate and involve members of the community in efforts to promote participation and action?
  3. Positive Social Change: How can I use my voice and leadership to create positive change for all?
  4. Empathetic Action: In what ways might I demonstrate care and compassion for others?
  5. Awareness/Perspectives: What are the causes or issues that impact my school community? What do I need to know to make a difference?

This extraordinary effort has the potential to reach millions of students across the country-empowering them to step up to the plate and work together for the common good. This initiative isn’t just about the present—it’s also about creating a better planet for future generations.

You and your students can get involved right away. Start brainstorming projects and events that bring your entire school together to make a difference and decide how you might measure your impact. Stay tuned in the coming months for more details and ideas for getting involved!

Together, we can build a better tomorrow for everyone.

Dates To Remember


September 28: NHS/NJHS College Admission Planning Webinar “The College Application Process: An Insider’s View”


National Principals Month

October 14: Early Bird Registration Deadline for Denver LEAD Conference

October 20: NHS Virtual College Fair

October 26: NHS/NJHS College Admission Planning Webinar “The FAFSA: What You Need to Know Now”

October 28: Regular Registration Deadline for Denver LEAD Conference