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TASIS Dorado 2023 Student Council Earns Top National Award for the Third Consecutive Year
For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that improve the school and community, the TASIS student council has been recognized as a 2023 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) for the third consecutive year. The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
"Exceptional student councils are a hallmark of exceptional schools," said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. "The TASIS Dorado Student Council has taken student leadership to the next level, creating a culture promoting scholarship and citizenship that resonates far beyond their team. I'm delighted to recognize their hard work with the National Gold Council of Excellence Award for their commitment to service, leadership, and uplifting the voices of their peers."
"We're incredibly proud of our Student Council Executive Board and advisor Karen Miranda for their remarkable achievement of receiving the National Gold Council of Excellence Award three years in a row. Your exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment have brought immense joy and pride to our school. We are grateful for your dedication and hard work. Go Bears!" - Upper School Director Sara Hernández.
TD Student Council advisor Karen Miranda praised her executive board on this award: "It's no secret that the last three years have been quite difficult, with many ups and downs and new challenges. However, our Student Council banded together and embraced these challenges, and their commitment never wavered. They set out to better our school and move forward from the obstacles of the last three years. The Executive Board, working alongside each class board, created a fantastic year full of activities for our student body and school community. They not only represented our students' voices but also aimed to be role models for an inclusive and positive school environment. This Council is leaving its mark by improving its presence through daily announcements, social media posts, and direct conversations with students, faculty, staff, and parents. For them, communication was the key to achieving all their goals and celebrating the success of all our school members. This award recognizes our Council's representatives' effort, dedication, and commitment and confirms the positive impact this year's Student Council has had on our school. I am incredibly proud of the example and legacy this year's Council leaves behind for our school and community. I want to especially highlight the work and dedication of our Executive Board members: Natalia Pérez '23, José Puig '23, Alana Fuentes '24, Nicolás Casanova '24, and Mariana Inclán '25. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and Bear Pride!"
TD Student Council president Natalia Pérez De León remarked that receiving the Gold National Student Council Status Award is an honor. "I am eternally grateful for the executive board that dedicated their time, hard work, and determination while being enthusiastic student body representatives. I couldn't have asked for a better team! We are incredibly proud of every 6th to 12th-grade council member who embodied service and voice, contributing to the recognition we are being awarded. In addition, I want to recognize our adviser, Ms. Karen, that has taken the Council with such patience and excellence. She made us work the extra mile, and because of this, we accomplished our goals while enjoying every step of the way. Being part of such a great council and amazing team has been a privilege for each of us!"
A student council must meet a variety of criteria to earn the National Council of Excellence Award. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, and a democratic election process, the councils must have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Learn more about the award at www.natstuco.org.
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About National Student Council
National Student Council (NatStuCo) provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. NatStuCo is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit www.NatStuCo.org.
For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, Virginia, visit www.nassp.org or call 703-860-0200.
TASIS Dorado Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist
TASIS Dorado proudly announces that one of our outstanding seniors, JOSÉ PUIG CAMACHO, Class of 2023, has been named a Semifinalist of the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Of 3.7 million seniors nationwide, José is one of only 628 semifinalists and one of six from Puerto Rico.
We extend our warmest congratulations to José and express our immense pride in his accomplishment. We wish him all the best as he advances to the next phase of the program.
The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May: one male student and one female Scholar are chosen from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. citizens living abroad. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html