Recognition

Awards

Missouri honor council

The Missouri Association of Student Councils awards schools for outstanding performance as a council. Applications for the Honor Council Award are submitted to MASC. The award is criteria-based and if a school meets all of the prescribed criteria, that school receives the award. This award was established to honor student councils that have a comprehensive program that promotes student activities and student leadership. The Honor Council Award is the highest honor that Missouri Association of Student Councils bestows upon one of its members.

Download the MASC Honor Council Application

Qualifying activities for the MASC Honor Council application should be completed between January and December 2022. All applications must be completed and postmarked by February 3, 2023. Membership dues must be paid by December 31, 2022, to be eligible and you must have participated in the State Convention hosted by Branson High School in 2022 and be in attendance at Jefferson City High School, State Convention in March, 2023 to receive the Honor Council Award.

Click here for more information about the MASC Honor Council Award.

Advisor of the year

Missouri participates in two advisor recognition programs and these award winners are recognized at the VISION Conference in the summer. Each District may nominate one senior high and one junior high outstanding advisor. Each individual will be recognized at State Convention. The Executive Board reviews all nominees and makes the final selection for the MASC Advisor of the Year for both middle level/junior high and high school. Award winners are recognized at State Convention.

To nominate an advisor, please contact your District Representative.

District Advisor of the Year Winners:

Gateway District
Sandy McCabe| Seckman High School - **

Northeast District
Janet Trowbridge | Fulton High School

Northwest District
Matthew Mabrey | Walden Middle School
Scott Anderson | Staley High School

South Central District
Lori Bailey| Cuba Middle School - **
Rodger Bridgeman | Rolla High School

Southeast District
Caitlin Polley | Senn-Thomas Middle School

Southwest District
Shannon Woodmansee | Marion C. Early High School

Trails West District
Jeff Moore | Raymore-Peculiar High School


**Denotes MASC Advisor of the Year winners.

masc distinguished student leader

MASC Distinguished Student Leader is the newest program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Student Councils. It has been created to motivate and challenge student leaders to extend their leadership skills and activities and to confer Missouri recognition upon those students who demonstrate superior student council leadership skills and knowledge, based on MASC criteria and evaluation procedures.

To become an MASC Distinguished Student Leader, students must be members of their student councils in MASC member schools and graduating at the time they submit their applications. The standards for the Distinguished Student Leader program reflect the core purposes and mission of student councils. Additionally, the evaluation procedure has been designed so that the bulk of the process takes place at the school level with the results being forwarded to MASC for the final assessment. This facilitates a process that will help students become more proficient in self-assessment practices and better able to organize and build a record of evidence focused on their student council and related leadership activities.

MASC Distinguished Leader Application | Deadline: January 31, 2023 – APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED! You can type directly on the form!

nasc distinguished student leader

Take your leadership to the next level as you work to earn national recognition as an NASC (National Association of Student Councils) distinguished student leader by completing the NASC Student Leaders Program.

To apply, you’ll complete a variety of tasks focused on building your leadership knowledge and improving your skills. You’ll also keep record of your activities and show you’ve met the award criteria by creating a personal leadership portfolio.

The portfolio will also serve as a valuable record of your achievements and commitment as a leader, something you may refer to often when you’re applying to college and for scholarships. Get started today!

Application and Related Materials

MASC circle of excellence Award

The Circle of Excellence Award is known as Missouri’s Student Council Hall of Fame. Award winners are recognized for the contribution to and impact they have made on the Missouri Association of Student Councils. Winners are inducted into the Circle of Excellence at State Convention.

If you would like to nominate someone for the MASC Circle of Excellence Award, please make sure your nomination letter is postmarked to MASC Executive Director Terri Johnson by February 1.

Circle of Excellence Recipients

Ms. Nona Hyde | First Executive Director

Mr. Marvin Fleming | Former Principal, Jefferson City High School

Mr. Mel Guemmer | Former Principal, Advisor, Workshop Staff

Mr. Bill Bradley | Former United States Senator

Mr. John Ashcroft | Former MO Governor and US Attorney General

Mrs. Sally Shelton-Colby | Former Ambassador to Barbados & Grenada

Mr. John Temporiti | Attorney, Former NASC Rep

Dr. Donald Skip Sallee | Physician, Radiologist

Mr. Ted Smith | Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University

Mrs. Lenora Younger | Second Executive Director

Mrs. Martha Hicks | Third Executive Director

Dr. Grace Gardner | Advisor, Model United Nations, MSTA President

Mr. Steve Stoll | Former MO Representative, Festus City Admin

Mr. Dennis Lock | Fourth Executive Director

Ms. Sue Cummins | Advisor, Workshop Staff, NASC Executive Board

Mrs. Melba Walker | Advisor, Workshop Staff

Mr. Dave Sutton | Advisor, Workshop Staff

Mrs. Dianne Baum | Advisor, Workshop Staff

Mrs. Karen Dawson | Advisor, Workshop Staff, NASC Executive Board

Mrs. Kathy Wright | Advisor, State Convention Host

Ms. Karen Haak | Advisor, Executive Board Secretary

Mrs. Barbara Lord | Advisor, Workshop Staff

Ms. Susan Eckelkamp | Advance Representative to the President of the United States

Mr. Tom Brand | NAFB Executive Director

Dr. Earl Reum | Leadership Consultant, Author, Magician

Mrs. Terri Johnson | Fifth Executive Director

Ms. Ann Bolzenius | Advisor, Workshop Staff, NASC Executive Board

Mr. Marty Powers | Advisor, Workshop Staff

Mrs. Sue Rimmer | Advisor, Workshop Staff, NASC Executive Board

nasc 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 NASC’s 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.

National Council of Excellence Application

Scholarships

advisor scholarships

Summer Leadership Workshop Scholarship

These scholarships cover the cost of full registration to attend the Summer Leadership Workshop in William Woods University in Fulton, MO. The value of the scholarships is $275 each. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Postmark Deadline: April 28, 2023

high school scholarships

Nona Hyde-Lenora Younger Scholarship

Provides full registration to attend Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Any student in grades 9-11 may apply. One candidate per school. Interviews will be conducted at the State Convention in March. The nominee must be one of your State Delegates. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
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Marvin Fleming Memorial Scholarship

A full scholarship to Summer Leadership Workshop in June at William Woods University. One candidate per school. A letter of recommendation from student council advisor nominating student’s qualities and experiences. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
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Mel Guemmer Memorial Scholarship

A full scholarship to Summer Leadership Workshop in June at William Woods University. Student must participate in Student Council and Varsity Sports. One nominee allowed per school. A letter of recommendation from student council advisor outlining student’s leadership qualities. Verification of varsity letter from a coach or athletic director. Letters of nominations should be sent with the application, which must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
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Dennis Lock Scholarship

A full scholarship to Summer Leadership Workshop in June at William Woods University. This scholarship is sponsored by Lindbergh High School in honor of former Missouri Executive Director, Dennis Lock. Please write a of letter of recommendation for this student outlining his/her leadership potential. Completed letters of recommendations must be sent to MASC Executive Director Terri Johnson by March 1. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED! You can type directly on the form!

Kevin “Cubby” Houska Scholarship

A full scholarship to Summer Leadership Workshop in June at William Woods University. This scholarship is sponsored by Mehlville High School in memory of former Student Council member and Junior Counselor (JC). The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED! You can type directly on the form!

Summer Leadership Workshop Scholarship

These scholarships cover the cost of full registration to attend the Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University in Fulton. Value of scholarships are $375 each. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Postmark Deadline: April 28, 2023 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
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Excellence Through Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Missouri Society of Association Executives. One outstanding student council leader will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship. Each MASC member school can nominate one senior—preferably your president or other officer.

Download Application | Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2023 | Application must be TYPED.
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MASC Alumni Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the MASC Alumni Foundation and is available for students grades 7-11. This scholarship will cover the cost of registration for a student to attend the MASC Summer Leadership Workshop. Winners will be announced at the State Convention in March.

Online Application | Postmark Deadline: March 1

junior high/middle level scholarships

Outstanding Junior High/Middle School Award

A committee of judges will review your application. A personal interview will take place at the State Convention. Selection will be made and announced at the conference. A plaque will be awarded and sent to the winner after engraving is done. Applicant must attend State Convention to be eligible for this award.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
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Dr. Grace Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Provided to a Middle School-Junior High student to attend Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Must be received by: March 1 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
You can type directly on the form!

Summer Leadership Workshop Scholarship

These scholarships cover the cost of full registration to attend the Summer Leadership Workshop in William Woods University in Fulton, MO. The value of the scholarships is $375 each. The application must be downloaded and submitted by mail.

Download Application | Postmark Deadline: April 28, 2023 | APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED!
You can type directly on the form!

MASC Alumni Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the MASC Alumni Foundation and is available for students grades 7-11. This scholarship will cover the cost of registration for a student to attend the MASC Summer Leadership Workshop. Winners will be announced at the State Convention in March.

Online Application | Postmark Deadline: March 1