Build Leadership Skills Together

Start planning for the invigorating and informative LEAD (Leadership Experience and Development) Conferences we have scheduled for this school year: Orlando, FL, November 2–4; Washington, D.C., February 1–3, 2019; and Chicago, March 22–24, 2019. Bring your chapter or council to one of these weekend events and gain inspiration from the presenters, workshops, and peer networking. Visit for details; you can register now for early-bird savings.


2018 National Adviser of the Year

A big congratulations—and thank-you for all you do—is in order for Dr. Margaret Lincoln of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, MI. She was recently named the 2018 Rynearson National Adviser of the Year for the positive impact she has had on all the students she’s worked with in her 41 years as an NHS adviser. Learn more about Dr. Lincoln and her chapter’s notable projects by visiting



How Awesome Is Your Principal?

Spread the word about your principal’s best qualities. Have your council and chapter members tell us about your principal in a video and submit it by October 5; the winning entries will be featured on the National Principals Month website. This is a great way for students to honor the top school leader who supports, guides, and inspires them, their school, and their community. Visit for contest rules and details.



Where Are They Now?

Help students look toward their career aspirations. Let them know they can view videos that are part of the Career Exploration Series to see where former student leaders are today and how their school leadership activities prepared them for college and their career. You can find 13 videos on the NatStuCo home page or in the Online Learning section of the Adviser Resource Center. Encourage new seniors to watch the videos—but they will need your login credentials to access them. Your students will thank you!



Webinars for Students Headed to College

NHS and NJHS student members have access to our comprehensive college admission planning webinars throughout the year. This video series will cover applications, essays, financial aid, and more. The first webinar will be on September 26 (“Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now”), followed by “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Application” on October 1. The next installment, “Your First Step in Financial Aid: The FAFSA” debuts on October 10, and “First Steps in Writing Your College Essay” runs October 16. Students and parents can visit to learn more and to register.



Dates to Remember


National Council of Excellence Award program open

Outstanding Service Project Award program open

September 26: “Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now” webinar

September 27: LEAD Orlando early-bird registration deadline


National Principals Month

NHS Scholarship program application opens

More college planning webinars (

October 5: National Principals Month video contest deadline