Get your principal trending!

Get Your Principal Trending!

Your council or chapter knows how hard your principal works to create a positive culture of growth in your school, and it’s time to celebrate those qualities! Encourage your council or chapter members to create a video that shares their appreciation of your school’s principal ahead of National Principals Month. The deadline for entries is October 7, 2019, and winning entries will be featured on the National Principals Month website. Then, during the month, participate in other activities such as sending an e-card or giving your principal a shout-out on social media. Visit for contest rules and details.

Plan Now for Leadership Development

Plan now for leadership developmentLEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development for both you and your student leaders—all while connecting you with peers from across the country. Thanks to overwhelming demand, this year’s conferences will be coming to the Washington, D.C., area during the fall and winter and to Chicago in the springtime. Act soon—these events will sell out! If you need to obtain registration approval from your school’s administration, LEAD has a downloadable toolkit found at that can help you build your case and outline the benefits of attending.

NHS Scholarship Opens Soon

On October 1, the NHS Scholarship program will begin accepting online applications. A total of $2 million will be awarded to 600 extraordinary NHS seniors, bringing them closer to achieving their postsecondary goals. Advisers will receive an email with an application link to share with their student members who are in good standing. Visit to learn more about the NHS Scholarship program—including recommendation requirements—and encourage your students to get started!

Seeking Excelent

Seeking Excellent Student Councils

NatStuCo’s National Council of Excellence Awards program recognizes middle level and high school student councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities. Compare your own council’s activities against these national standards. How does it measure up? How does your council engage your student body and increase its impact? Applications are now open and will close February 18. Learn more and apply today at

Celebrate Outstanding

Celebrate Outstanding Service

The Outstanding Service Project awards recognize NHS and NJHS chapters that have made significant contributions at the local level. Celebrate your chapter’s accomplishments by submitting those projects conducted from August 1, 2018, to July 30, 2019, for consideration. Five NHS and five NJHS projects will be selected. Visit and for criteria and the online application. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.

New! Emerging Student Leaders

NEW! Emerging Student Leaders

Specific to middle level students, this exciting new program guides and recognizes young student council members who are making significant strides in developing their skills as leaders. Learn more at

NEW! Adviser Webinar Series

NEW! Adviser Webinar SeriesThe national office is excited to announce a new webinar series tailored specifically for NHS and NJHS advisers. The series will cover tips, resources, and advice, with valuable information to offer for both novice and returning advisers. And don’t worry—if you’re not able to view them live, they’ll be available to watch on demand the following day. For more information, including dates, topics, and registration links, visit or



Dates to Remember


18 Adviser Webinar: “Selection Procedures Overview”
19 Student Webinar: “Understanding the College Application Process”
25 Adviser Webinar: “NHS Scholarship (New Process)”
25 Student Webinar: “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications”
27 LEAD DC Fall early bird registration deadline


National Principals Month

1 NHS Scholarship application process open
2 Student Webinar: “Navigating the FAFSA”
7 National Principals Month video contest deadline
10 LEAD DC Fall presenter application deadline
10 Student Webinar: “First Steps in Writing Your College Essay”


1 NHS/NJHS Outstanding Service Project application deadline
5 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards student application deadline
15–17 LEAD DC Fall


1 NatStuCo Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year Award nomination deadline
2 NHS/NJHS Rynearson Adviser of the Year nomination process opens
4 Adviser Webinar: “Discipline and Dismissal”
6 LEAD DC Fall presenter application deadline
10 Student Webinar: “First Steps in Writing Your College Essay”
19 LEAD DC Winter early bird registration deadline