For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community, SLIC (Student Leadership Involvement and Inclusion Council) at Boston International School has been recognized as a 2023 National Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
SLIC was recognized for its accomplishments in inclusivity for the student body through programming like “No One Sits Alone,” for large scale SLIC-led activities such as Winter Ball and intramural sports activities, and co-sponsorship of impactful community service activities.
“Exceptional student councils are a hallmark of exceptional schools,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “The Boston International School council has taken student leadership to the next level, creating a culture promoting scholarship and citizenship that resonates far beyond their team. I’m delighted to recognize their hard work with the National Council of Excellence Award for their commitment to service, leadership and uplifting the voices of their peers.”
“As chairwoman SLIC, receiving this recognition was an honor. With a council of 20+ students we collectively led 10 major events to ignite school community inclusion. Not only did teachers, students and parents enjoy these activities, we have been reached out by other organizations for the creative flare from the core of the council,” sated Bernice Habarugira, SLIC chairwoman.
“I am very happy that the efforts of our excellent student leaders are being recognized on an international level because I do believe the leadership qualities of the students at Boston are at a higher level because of the opportunities they take to be involved in all that BIS offers,” said Mr. David Bremner, Assistant Principal.
“We are extremely proud of our students. Yet again, they have shown that they are capable of excellent work. Their leadership, service, and hard work have been recognized again,” said Mr. Brian Rotunno, Academic Principal.