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Multiple NISD student councils receive gold stamp of excellence

Multiple Northwest ISD student council organizations have been recognized as 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence award recipients, acknowledging their exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve their school and community.

Student councils at Byron Nelson High School and Northwest High School each received the prestigious award presented by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

“We believe that the student leadership we have on all of our NISD campuses is what separates our schools from others,” said Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of Northwest ISD. “The recognition our student leaders from Byron Nelson High School and from Northwest High School have received from the National Association of Secondary School Principals is an example of that commitment to excellence we have from our students. These young leaders are already thinking outside their 'boxes' and they are committing themselves to serve others – we are very proud of them!”


To meet the requirements for the National Gold Council of Excellence award, a student council must meet a wide variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings and a democratic election process, the councils each demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities including leadership development and service provided to their community and campus. 



President - Mason Stapleton

Vice President - Ryder Fine

Secretary - Abigail Springfield 

Treasurer - Brandon Gage 

Historian - Genesis Ibarra

Communication and Communication - Sydney Forster

Pride and Patriotism Chairs - Morgan Carrick and Kaci Rogers 

DASH - Acik Khadayat

Community Service - Yune Lee

Energy and Environment - Kaili Miles

Homecoming and Socials - Chloe Williams 

Student and Staff Appreciation - Aneh Njoh

Class of 2022 President - Samantha Leece

Class of 2023 President - Parker Chettri

Class of 2024 President - Jyotsana Lamsal

Class of 2025 President - McKenna Campbell 



President - Brianaly Rodriguez 

Vice President - Madeline Haak 

Secretary - Alyssa Herrera 

Treasurer - Ollie Aragon 

Parliamentarian - Malichi Lambert 

Historian - Kaylee Hollaway 

Public Relations - Audrey Newby

Officer of Internal Affairs - Oso Padilla 

TASC Parliamentarian School Representative - Kaitlyn Marsh

General Members - Brooklyn Brown, Seven Brown, Chloe Philips, Victoria Serrano, and Keondra Metelus

NatStuCo provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. NatStuCo is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, please visit