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As chapter advisers plan fundraising activities,
service projects, and even induction ceremonies
every year, they often wonder how to get more people
involved. Traditional methods of getting the word out
remain constant: Posters, banners, announcements,
etc., but the advent of social media and other online
services has greatly enhanced available methods of
getting information to larger and larger audiences.
In this month's lead feature story, we explore a wide
variety of ways to build a buzz about your chapter's
activities among your students.
Did your chapter complete an amazing service
project last year? If so, take time to submit an
application for this year's Outstanding Service
Projects Awards. Awards will be presented
later this spring to five NHS chapters and five
NJHS chapters for their outstanding work at
school or in the community. The submission
deadline is January 30, so don't delay. Visit www.nhs.us/osp or
www.njhs.us/osp for more information.
ADVISERS of the Year
The deadline for 2015 Rynearson Awards nominations is coming
up on February 15. Two awards will be presented honoring one
NHS and one NJHS adviser of the year. Nomination forms are
available at www.nhs.us/rynearson. All nominees must come
from active chapters and have served as adviser for at least three
years. Profiles of past winners, including Rebecca Duda, our
2014 Adviser of the Year from Massachusetts, are also available
through this link.
Note: This deadline and others appear on the 2015 Leadership
Calendar inserted in the center of this edition. We hope you will
use this calendar to keep track of upcoming opportunities for
you and your student leaders.
"THE POWER OF ONE"
IS THE THEME FOR 2015
NATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEEK
One day. That's all that eighth grader Kaylee Graham asked of her coastal Oregon community-one day to mobilize one city to
engage in service.
That single day has become an annual tradition called the "Power of Florence Day," and has spawned some 40 community service
projects, raising more than $25,000 for community needs and more than 7,500 pounds of food for a food bank and the Humane
Society. In recognition of her effort, Kaylee earned a national award from the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community program.
Kaylee's story epitomizes the theme of this year's National Student Leadership Week: "The Power of One." National Student
Leadership Week will take place April 19-25, 2015, and this year's goal is to challenge student leaders to consider how much
of a difference one can make to drive change-one student, one student council, one honor society chapter, one teacher, one
community, and so on.
The week also aims to celebrate and inspire student leadership. Advisers for the student programs of the National Association
of Secondary School Principals-including the National Association of Student Councils, National Honor Society, and National
Junior Honor Society-will be provided with suggested activities as well as support materials to enhance participation.
With the theme in mind, advisers can visit www.nhs.us/nslw, www.njhs.us/nslw, or www.nasc.us/nslw now to get a head
start on National Student Leadership Week planning. The pages will offer a complete resource packet, including a sample press
release, sample proclamation by a government official, thematic mini-poster, and an assembly-planning checklist.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition
Questions & Answers
From the Director
Building a Buzz
The Calm Created by Disruption
Giving Students a Voice
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Things to Do
Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition