Greenville Technical Charter High School’s student government earns top national award

April 11, 2022

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Greenville Technical Charter HS student government has been recognized as a 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Association of Student Councils (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

This year, GTCHS’ Student Government has raised over five thousand dollars for Making Strides of Greenville, funded new outdoor tables and benches for the school, and hosted numerous events for the school and community. They were recognized as an Honor Council by the SC Association of Student Councils and earned several project awards recognizing their fundraising and leadership efforts. This year, their advisor, Charlotte Ihme, was also recognized as the High School Advisor of the Year by the SC Association of Student Councils.

Officers pictured from left to right: Top Row: Abdullah Ahmad, Elliot Turner, David Daigle, Neleah Clough, Taylor Cook Middle Row: El Williams, Yasir Naeem, Lillian Hendley, Ellie Oliver, Savannah Bogle Front Row: Ellie Anthony, Iona Sweeney, Mrs. Charlotte Ihme (Advisor), Rachel Jones, Amira Sidhom

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award shows the utmost dedication a school’s students, leaders, and staff have made to making their community a better place,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “GTCHS has gone above and beyond in elevating student voice to ensure they are establishing a positive climate and culture, as well as fostering academic and social growth for all.”

Junior officers, Elliot Turner and Iona Sweeney, shared this in response to the award: “We are incredibly honored to be recognized on the national level for our outstanding endeavors in our school and community. We are looking forward to expanding our presence in the coming school years.”

To meet the requirements for the National Gold Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, and a democratic election process, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community.


About National Student Council 

National Student Council (NatStuCo) provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. NatStuCo is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit


For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, Virginia, visit or call 703-860-0200.