Morning Announcements

Coming Soon: Design Your Own Apparel

We’re putting the finishing touches on Torchlight Studios, the official custom apparel stores for NHS, NJHS, and NatStuCo with exclusive permission to use the student program logos. With Torchlight, you and your chapter or council members will be able to show your pride and raise awareness for your chapter or council’s projects with custom T-shirts. This streamlined process is designed to make it easy for advisers and students to share their initiatives with their school and community. Until then, check out the student program stores on the websites for all of your custom apparel needs, and stay tuned for more information!

Mile High Savings

Take advantage of early bird savings for the 2020 National Student Council Conference—taking place just outside of Denver in Centennial, CO, June 22–24. Sharpen your leadership skills and strengthen your peer networks with advisers and student leaders from across the country as you work together to “Rise Up and Lead.” Increase the impact of your student council and get ready to reach peak leadership! Early bird savings end April 17. Register at www.NatStuCoConference.org.

Adviser and Student Questions—Answered

Did you know that you can view any past webinars on demand? The NHS/NJHS College Planning Webinar Series offers students and their parents answers to pressing questions about college admissions, including applications, scholarships, and the FAFSA. Your juniors may be nervous about starting their senior year, but these webinars break everything down into manageable steps. And for any students beginning to think about their postsecondary goals, check out our webinar on April 15, “Getting Started With Your College Search.” Our April 30 webinar, “You’re Accepted! Now What?”, presents tips to seniors about how to make a smooth transition to college in the fall. Visit www.nhs.us/webinars and www.njhs.us/webinars to view past webinars and register for upcoming presentations. This year also marked the beginning of our Adviser Webinar Series. Look back at past webinars on demand for a refresher on national policies at www.nhs.us/advisers and www.njhs.us/advisers.

Take the LEAD Next Year

Save the date for LEAD 2020–21! In the upcoming academic year, we will hold two LEAD Conferences in Washington, D.C., metro area—LEAD DC Fall on November 20–22, 2020, and LEAD DC Winter on January 29–31, 2021. LEAD Chicago will be held February 26–28, 2021. Stay one step ahead of your to-do list by beginning your planning now. Find support tools and planning resources at www.leadconferences.org/toolkit.

Centennial Celebration

Since its inception in 1921, NHS has elevated schools’ commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, and character. More than 1 million students participate in NHS activities, and chapters can be found in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and around the world. NHS will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on March 1, 2021. As we get closer to this historic date, we’ll announce celebration activities, but you can begin brainstorming with your student leaders now about how your chapter will mark the occasion. Visit www.nhs.us/100 for more information.

Leadership in Lights

National Student Leadership Week, taking place April 19–25, is an opportunity to honor student leaders and to reflect on the positive outcomes of their leadership. Join us for this year’s theme—Leadership in Lights—and shine a spotlight on amazing student leaders by sharing stories about how they make a difference in your school and your community. Check out the centerfold in this issue for ideas, and visit www.studentleadershipweek.org for activities, resources, and social media posts to help you celebrate your student leaders.

Dates to Remember

April

NHS Scholarship Winners Announced

15               Webinar: “Getting Started With Your College Search”
17               National Student Council Conference Early Bird Deadline
19–25         National Student Leadership Week
22               Activity Adviser Appreciation Day
30               Webinar: “You’re Accepted! Now What?”