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Council receives awards at conference.

HYANNIS - The West Boylston High School Students Council, as well as individual council members, received awards at the recent Massachusetts Association of Student Council (MASC) conference in Hyannis in March.

The council received the Council of Excellence - Silver award.

The Council of Excellence Award Program has been designed to recognize and reward the achievements of outstanding student councils or student government organizations in the state association," a press release states.

The MASC Silver Council of Excellence is presented to those councils whose programs are "among the very best" in the state association. The Silver Council of Excellence is based on achieving between 43-45 points on our scoring rubric as determined by the judging committee.

The council also received the Five Star Council Award.

The Five Star Council Awards Program recognizes those student councils that support all phases of the MASC program of conferences and leadership activities. A certificate for the council and special recognition for the delegates at the annual conference is presented to member councils that have met the following criteria during the past year:

Sent delegates to appropriate Spring Regional Conference;

Sent delegates to the previous MASC Summer Leadership Conference;

Sent delegates to MASC Fall ffficer shop;

Sent delegates to appropriate Fall Regional Conference;

and, sent delegates to the previous MASC Spring Conference.

West Boylston councilors Lexi Bourn, Alanna Moriarty, and Curtis Stoychoff were this year's recipients of the Commonwealth Award.

The Commonwealth Awards were created to assist individual councils in recognizing the efforts of their student leaders. These awards recognize outstanding student council members from MASC member schools on the basis of leadership, foundation, and citizenship.

In addition, the West Boylston Council also nominated others in its group for individual awards.

Tyler Armey was nominated by his peers for the Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes members who "display extraordinary effort in performing tasks for the council, show enthusiasm and initiative on a regular basis, consistently and willingly extend an unsolicited helping hand," and is a role model in the school and community.

The West Boylston Counil also nominated its advisor, Karen Fotos-Halkias, for the Henry Sullivan Advisor of the Year Award.

The award recognizes and calls attention to the outstanding efforts of student council advisors. Henry Sullivan was among the state's leading student council advisors for over 30 years. His commitment to excellence and his service to young people in his school and across the Commonwealth provide a shining example for advisors to follow.

Submitted by the West Boylston High School Student Council.



CUTLINE: Members of the West Boylston High School Student Council who attended the recent Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC) conference in Hyannis in March included: (front, from left) Jessi Pohl, Erin Fleming, Lindsay Connor, Alanna Moriarty, and Hannah Goodale; (middle, from left) Monica O'Brien, Amanda Benson, Lexi Belesos, and Lexi Bourn; (back, from left) Advisor Karen Fotos-Halkias, Mike Fradsham, Curtis Stoychoff, Abby Baker and Tyler Armey.
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Date:Apr 5, 2013
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