Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee

DHS Student Leadership Program Earns Top National Award

Nationally, there were 256 high school student councils recognized as Gold Level Councils of Excellence, 10 of which were from Colorado.

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award shows the utmost dedication a school’s students, leaders and staff have made to making their community a better place,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “Durango High School has gone above and beyond in elevating student voices to ensure they are establishing a positive climate and culture, as well as fostering academic and social growth for all.”

DHS Co-student Body President Ellie Clark added: “Our officers made it a goal to revamp our council this year after the difficulty of COVID restrictions last year. I’m excited for the future of council, considering the passion and dedication I have seen from members this year.”

To meet the requirements for the National Gold 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 and a democratic election process, Gold councils must demonstrate successful sponsorship and participation in leadership and community service activities.

For more information on the DHS Student Leadership program, call (970) 259-1630 ext. 2132 or email [email protected].