Contact: Bob Farrace, NASSP public affairs director, 703-674-5614, email@example.com
[12/16/2015]; Reston, VA--The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has named Emily Lewis, a student at New Haven High School, as an inaugural member of its newly formed Student Leadership Advisory Committee to support the association’s efforts to build student engagement, service, leadership, and voice.
Emily Lewis is a junior here at New Haven High. She is involved in FBLA, Student Council, Cheerleading, Cross Country, FCA, TV Video, NHS, and is Vice President at Saint Peter's UCC. In the past, she has also been involved in FCCLA and Track. As a part of the committee, she will show leadership, show encouragement, inspire others, and more.
"I'm excited to help encourage student involvement in schools throughout the country. I can't wait until I get to go attend our first in-person meeting in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill," Emily exclaimed.
The creation of the Committee is just the latest installment of NASSP’s commitment to student leadership. The association, located just outside Washington, D.C., is the home of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and the National Association of Student Councils.
“NASSP is proud of its longstanding commitment to developing student leaders and amplifying student voices,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “We know that with the participation of extraordinary leaders like Emily, NASSP’s efforts will continue to thrive and expand so increasing numbers of students across the country can benefit from opportunities to lead, serve, and advocate.”
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.