Sunday, October 1, 2023

Nine Virginia Beach public high schools win national award

Nine Virginia Beach public high schools earned a national  award this month.

The National Gold Council of Excellence Award is presented by the National Association of Student Councils for student councils that excel in leadership, community service and activity planning. Virginia had 14 high schools that received the gold-level award, according to the association’s online list. Virginia Beach took nine of those titles.

“We are thrilled for our young people,” Superintendent Aaron Spence said in a press release.  “The NASC has recognized and honored the hard work of our students as well as their leadership among their peers. I want to congratulate all of our award-winning schools as well as thank our students for their dedication.”

The 2016  Virginia Beach high school winners:

  • Bayside
  • Cox
  • First Colonial
  • Kellam
  • Kempsville
  • Landstown
  • Ocean Lakes
  • Salem
  • Tallwood

Salem has won the award the past three years, while Landstown, Tallwood and Ocean Lakes have won for the past two.

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