Kennedy Student Government Named Gold Council of Excellence

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TheKennedy Student Government been named a Gold Council of Excellence by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for 2023.

This prestigious award recognizes student councils demonstrating leadership, service, and activities that positively impact the school and community.

“TheKennedy Student Government has a long history of serving the community and creating positive change,” explained Brad Seidman, the club’s faculty advisor. “During the past year, they have organized numerous fundraisers and school-spirited events, volunteered at local charities, and spearheaded campaigns to promote inclusion and diversity in the school.”

This year, the group raised close to $7,000 for the community cupboard during the holiday season and a similar amount for the Special Olympics of New York during their local Polar Plunge. Each year, the students plan the school’s Safe Halloween party for local elementary school students, the Jam the Gym night, the annual Class Night, and much more.

TheKennedy Student Government was evaluated on various criteria, including leadership, school culture, community service and civic engagement. The Gold Council of Excellence Award is the highest honor a student council can receive from the NASSP, and Kennedy Student Government is honored to have been recognized.

They are one of only seven student councils stateside to earn the recognition and one of only two groups on Long Island.

Date Added: 5/4/2023