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McAllen Memorial Student Council Earns National Recognition

Top row: Andrew Samaniego, Daniella Ashburn, Nathan Sanchez, Selma Regalado, and Johnathan Larson. Middle row: Jayden Olson, Alejandra Cueva, Patricia Rocha (President), Katy Slusher (Vice-President), Sydney Ramon, and Andrea Tamez. Bottom row: Jocelyn Gomez, Nayeli Posadas, Elise Lizka, and Leslie Hernandez.
Top row: Andrew Samaniego, Daniella Ashburn, Nathan Sanchez, Selma Regalado, and Johnathan Larson. Middle row: Jayden Olson, Alejandra Cueva, Patricia Rocha (President), Katy Slusher (Vice-President), Sydney Ramon, and Andrea Tamez. Bottom row: Jocelyn Gomez, Nayeli Posadas, Elise Lizka, and Leslie Hernandez.

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McAllen, Texas – For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the McAllen Memorial Student Council has been recognized as a 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Association of Student Council (NatStuCo).

McAllen Memorial is one of 28 schools in Texas and one in 240 in the Nation receiving this award. They have also been named a National Council of Excellence for 10 years and a Gold Council of Excellence for the 5th year in a row.

“We feel very proud, we set some goals at the beginning of the year and I am extremely honored to say that we worked very hard to achieve them all,” said Patricia Rocha, Student Council President.

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Ann Postlewaite, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) student programs Director. “NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

To meet the requirements for the National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Councils awarded the gold level of the award have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.

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