We know that this fall has been busy for us in the national office—launching enhancements for National Student Council, planning State Summits for NHS and NJHS members, opening the NHS Scholarship Program application process, preparing for the November LEAD Conference in Orlando, and so much more.
We also know it is a busy time for many of you. We know that you and your councils and chapters provide activities and events for the students in your school and community that are dedicated to making memories and creating a positive culture.
The responses to the annual adviser survey in the spring have revealed that more than 6.6 million hours of service to the community were provided by your students and close to $6 million was raised for charitable causes for the 2016–17 academic year. Impressive! Be sure to keep track of your accomplishments and report back next April. Thank you to those chapters and councils that have participated in the NASSP student leadership initiative on global citizenship and have been hosting activities around awareness and perspective, civic engagement, empathetic action, equity, and positive social change. Check out www.makingglobalchange.org to see the exciting efforts of fellow chapters and councils.
Additionally, thank you to those who have submitted their applications to serve on the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee. We look forward to introducing you to the new committee members soon.
Jonathan D. Mathis, PhD
Director of National Honor Societies
Director of Student Programs