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The following state awards are presented annually at the State Convention. Specific details and updated applications for these awards are typically released in late fall, with January deadlines for submission.

For a general idea of the requirements for these awards, check the forms from last year:

Achievement Award

Administrator of the Year

Advisor of the Year

Outstanding Student Council Project Award

Updated forms will be posted here in the fall. 

Check the requirements now and plan to apply for the Achievement Award in January!

2022 VSCA Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the following schools that earned the VSCA Achievement Award for 2022:

Battlefield High School

Bayside High School

Buckingham County High School

Buffalo Gap High School

C. D. Hylton High School

Courtland High School

Deep Creek High School

Freedom High School (Loudoun)

Grassfield High School

Hayfield Elementary School

Hickory High School

Hugo Owens Middle School

Liberty High School

Mechanicsville High School

Orange County High School

Oscar Smith High School

South Lakes High School

Western Branch Middle School

Woodgrove High School

Your school should be on this list! Plan now to apply for next year's award. 

Level Up Your Leadership Program

This new program consists of a series of webinars presented by VSCA student leaders and advisers throughout the year. Some will occur monthly, while others will take place during Regional Workshops and the State Conference. Students and advisers have the opportunity to “level up” their leadership skills by meeting requirements for different levels.

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The Level Up Your Leadership program works to accomplish several goals:

  • Provide engaging activities for student leaders and advisers to learn from and network with each other

  • Foster leadership skills in students and advisers

  • Assist student councils in becoming more effective organizations

  • Recognize individual student leaders and advisers for their continuing leadership development (a nice complement to the council recognition program already in place)

  • Expand VSCA offerings to sustain and expand opportunities for member schools.

Student leaders and advisers who complete any level of Level Up Your Leadership will be recognized with a digital badge and certificate designating them as “Virginia Exceptional Student Leader” or “Virginia Exceptional Student Council Adviser” and the appropriate achieved level. For example: “Virginia Exceptional Student Leader: Silver Level.”

Find out more about the program and apply to host a webinar on this Google Site.