National Student Leadership Week takes place from April 24 to April 30. Schools around the world celebrate National Student Leadership Week, which is sponsored by the National Association of Student Councils (N.A.S.C.), National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.), and National Honor Society (N.H.S.). Student leaders have dealt with online learning and changing health restrictions. They’ve come up with unique service project concepts and virtual spirit rallies to keep our school communities engaged and they’ve done it all by establishing their path. It’s vital to recognize these incredible people for their tenacity as well as the maturity and skill they display for their age.
History of National Student Leadership Week
The history of National Student Leadership Week dates back to September 26, 1972. It all started when former President Richard Nixon issued a White House proclamation declaring National Student Government Day. The day, which was once an autumn celebration, was turned into a spring event in 1975 as part of the preparations for the United States Bicentennial. National Student Leadership Day was renamed National Student Government Day in 1979. The day was extended into a week-long celebration in April 1983, and that has been the norm ever since.
One of the sponsors of World Student Leadership Week is the National Junior Honor Society established in 1929 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (N.A.S.S.P.). Its goal was to create an organization that would not only recognize but actively encourage intellectual achievements. It should also build vital attributes for citizens in a democracy at the same time. The N.A.S.S.P. aims to encourage excellence in school leadership. The organization’s original logo has been replaced by a new logo with the initials N.A.S.S.P. and the phrase “leadership schools.”
The N.A.S.S.P., which is the parent chapter of N.H.S., has a scholarship program that has provided more than $19 million in scholarships to senior members of N.H.S. who have excelled academically.
National Student Leadership Week timeline
The National Honor Society is established.
The N.A.S.S.P. establishes the National Junior Honor Society.
The National Association of Student Council is established.
This marks the very beginning of National Student Leadership Week.