MASC Awards

“The high road to service is traveled with integrity, compassion, and understanding…people don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.”

It is never too early to start the paperwork to nominate an advisor, principal, or student for a MASC award or recognition!

Background information about our MASC awards (AwardsOverview)
Quick overview flyer for awards this year (AwardsFlyer2023-2024)

Each year, MASC recognizes our state’s finest student councils, principals, and advisors. 

Note: The middle/high school advisor and middle/high school principal awards must be submitted through the region (each region is allowed one nomination), therefore, schools should be prepared to submit their advisor and principal award applications to the regional advisor/president in a timely manner to allow the region to make their selection and complete the required recommendations before the deadline.

These awards are only open to MASC member schools.
All award applications are online only!
NO HARD COPY applications will be accepted.

Hint:  As applications are via Google Forms, it is best for regions/schools to use the Word files as a template to complete all information so they can simply cut and paste it into the Google form.

If signatures are difficult to access, an email from the required person can be printed and saved as a PDF document and included as the official “signed” verification, recommendation, etc.


Wayne Perry Principal of the Year Award Application (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)
The following is provided for preparation before completing the online application which requires a link to be listed where regions have completed the required information and uploaded the supporting documents.

PDF File: WaynePerryPrincipalAwardApp2023-24
Word File: WaynePerryPrincipalAwardApp2023-24


Mike Michealson High School Advisor of the Year Application (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)
The following is provided for preparation before completing the online application which requires a link to be listed where regions have completed the required information and uploaded the supporting documents.
PDF File: MikeMichaelsonAdvisorAwardApp2023-24
Word File: MikeMichaelsonAdvisorAwardApp2023-24


Middle School Advisor of the Year Award Application (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)
The following is provided for preparation before completing the online application which requires a link to be listed where regions have completed the required information and uploaded the supporting documents.
PDF File: MSAdvisorAwardApp2023-24
Word File: MSAdvisorAwardApp2023-24


Karen L. Crawford Regional Advisor of the Year Award Application (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)
The following is provided for preparation before completing the online application which requires a link to be listed where regions have completed the required information and uploaded the supporting documents.
PDF File: KarenLCrawfordRegionalAdvisorAwardApp2023-24
Work File: KarenLCrawfordRegionalAdvisorAwardApp2023-24


MASC recognizes school councils for their well-rounded structure, participation, and achievements.
The Felix Simon Student Council Awards for Leadership and Service highlight the MASC member councils that are truly remarkable.   MASC is presenting your council with not only a challenge but also an opportunity to grow and improve through self-evaluation.   To effectively honor student councils, there are separate middle and high school applications for the Awards.  Student councils will be recognized with a Felix Simon Award for Leadership and Service based on predetermined point values. 

Student councils can also use this award as a stepping-stone towards achieving National Student Council recognition. 

Felix Simon High School Award for Leadership and Service (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)
PDF File: HSFelixSimonAwardApp2023-24
Working File – download and type directly on this file (Word): HSFelixSimonAwardApp2023-24

Felix Simon Middle School Award for Leadership and Service (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024.)
PDF File: MSFelixSimonAwardApp2023-24
Working File – download and type directly on this file (Word): MSFelixSimonAwardApp2023-24

Recognition of one Outstanding Student Leader from each MASC Region – Yearly deadline of 5:00 p.m., April 1st.  


This submission should be completed by the regional advisor or regional president.  Nominees MUST be from a member school.

Outstanding Student Leader
PDF File: OutstandingStudentLeaderRecognitionSY24
Work File: OutstandingStudentLeaderRecognitionSY24

Catherine Nora Murray Unsung Hero Award (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)

Note:  Only MASC executive board members can make nominations for this award.
PDF File: CatherineNoraMurrayUnsungHeroAward
Word File: CatherineNoraMurrayUnsungHeroAward

 Susan Nash Travetto Friend of MASC Award (deadline 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024)

Note: Only the officer team and executive directors can make nominations for this award

Susan Nash Travetto Friend of MASC Award
PDF File: SusanNashTravettoFriendofMASCAward
Word File: SusanNashTravettoFriendofMASC Award

 


In addition, MASC recognizes our conference hosts

*** National Student Council (NSC) Awards ****

National Council of Excellence middle-level and high school student councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities can earn national recognition through the NatSuCo National Council of Excellence program.

There are two levels of recognition. A student council achieves a National Council of Excellence Award when it has demonstrated that it meets all the NASC requirements. The National Gold Council of Excellence award is awarded to those councils that demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, plus meet additional standards as set by NASC.

These awards distinguish outstanding student councils by guiding student leaders and their faculty advisers through a process featuring standards-based criteria and demonstration-based outcomes, reflecting more than 80 years of expertise in student council and leadership programming.

Warren Shull Advisor of the Year Award

The submission Deadline is December 1.
Each year, the Warren E. Shull Award is presented to a middle-level and high-school student council advisor who demonstrates exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders. Each state association may name one middle-level and one high-school student council adviser for the state level of the Shull Award.  MASC nominates our Advisor of the Year recipients  – schools must be a member of NSC.

Kyker State Association Service Project Award

The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recognize the outstanding work of state Honor Society associations with the Kyker State Association Service Project Award.

Distinguished Student Leader Program

National Student Council’s Distinguished Student Leaders Program is a rigorous and challenging skill and knowledge-based recognition program created to identify outstanding individual student council leaders in high schools. Students who earn the NatStuCo Distinguished Student Leader designation have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities. The Distinguished Student Leaders is open with the caveat that applications must be submitted before the student’s graduation date.

Emerging Student Leader Program

Great leaders are not born—they practice—and the best practice starts early. With the National Student Council’s Emerging Student Leader program, middle-level students have their own recognition program that identifies outstanding student council leaders who have made significant strides in developing their skills as young leaders. Students who earn the Emerging Student Leader designation have shown strong leadership aptitude and a willingness to continue improving. The Emerging Student Leaders for the middle level is also open as it is managed on-site by advisers.