Royse City High School Student Council Wins Highest National Award | Local News

In recognition of its many projects on campus and in the community, the Royse City High School Student Council was named the 2022 National Council of Excellence Gold by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) earlier this month.

Having been recognized by NatStuCo as an Outstanding Student Council for the past six consecutive years, the RCHS Student Council has decided to work for the highest honor this year, the National Gold Council Award.

Projects and events the student council has participated in each year include those dealing with Pride and Patriotism, Drug Awareness, Safety, Alcohol Awareness, Health, Energy and environment, teacher appreciation, staff and student affirmations, random acts of kindness, and help with back-to-school parties.

“The Royse City High School Student Council is an organization that doesn’t just exist, it excels with intentionality in everything it does,” said Principal Brooke McMaster. “They dream big with servant hearts, positively impacting our Bulldog family through their leadership and influence on campus and in the community.

“One of the many things that (student council) excels at is building on the traditions and experiences of our students and staff,” McMaster continued. “Their leadership on campus creates a positive school culture striving to empower all students to have a ‘One RC’ mindset better together.”

Royse City High School Student Council academic advisor Leah Voth also believes the award is well-deserved.

“They really want to change their school, their community and the world for the better. They are cheerful, vibrant and just plain fun to be around,” Voth said.

“They inspire me, our campus administration team, and prove that teens can serve as catalysts for positive change,” she added. “This award is the embodiment of their service, dedication and passion in all they do, and I am honored from the bottom of my heart to have the opportunity to serve alongside them.”

Martha K. Merrill