The Truman High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2012 National Association of Student Councils National Gold Council of Excellence.

The Truman High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2012 National Association of Student Councils National Gold Council of Excellence.


To meet the requirements for the National Council of Excellence award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Councils named to Gold level have met a greater number of criteria than other schools. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning and active participation in their state and national student council associations.