TAFT HIGH SCHOOL is one of 11 high schools receiving recognition as a high achieving student council. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Student Councils, sets high standards for councils and recognizes their accomplishment when standards are met.
Councils begin by setting goals in the fall and work hard all year to achieve them. In order to receive the award, councils must be involved in community service, activities that promote school spirit and pride, sportsmanship, unity, recognition, and involvement in leadership training.
“Student leaders have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the culture and climate of their school and the academic success of their student body by the activities they sponsor,” states Sara Nilles, Executive Director for the Association, which serves middle and high school student councils around the state and is a department within COSA (Confederations of Oregon School Administrators).
The schools were recognized at the annual Spring Conference banquet, which was held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland on April 29th. High Schools will be recognized again at the annual Fall Conference in November in Seaside.