With the close of the academic year upon us, we would like to thank you for your mentorship of student leaders in your school. It is because of your voice and guidance that student leaders have accomplished great things. Through the activities and events executed, you have helped create sustaining connections and memories for your entire learning community. You have made students think, possibly changing their perspectives and improving school climate and culture. For these outcomes, and those not stated, we express our deepest gratitude.
We would like to especially thank those of you who entered activities and events into the National Student Project Database. You can easily access the database on the webpages of NASC, NHS, and NJHS and search submissions about an area of interest, for example, projects linked to the NASSP Student Leadership Initiative on Global Citizenship. From the 6,200 submissions thus far, you will find new ideas for your chapters and councils, or ways to put a new twist on existing efforts. Do not worry if you have yet to visit the database—the site is accessible throughout the summer planning months.
The 2017–18 academic year promises to be a great one, especially with all that it holds for NASC, NHS, and NJHS. As you head out for summer vacation, make sure to recharge your batteries and practice self-care—for some, that includes reading that pile of books, trying those new recipes, peddling a bike, paddling a boat, or checking off bucket-list items. Enjoy every second, and we’ll see you in the fall!
Thank you again for all that you do.
Jonathan D. Mathis, PhD
Director of National Honor Societies
Director of Student Programs