Airport High's Student Council receives National Award


WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- The honors just keep coming for Airport High School’s Student Council.


For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that aim to improve the school and community, the Lexington Two school’s student council has been recognized as a 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council.


It’s the second year Airport High’s Student Council has received the award.


Among requirements of a National Council of Excellence Award, a council must have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Councils like Airport’s, which are awarded at the gold level, have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership. The council recently wrapped up its annual Camp Kemo fundraiser, bringing in more than $56,000.


"The student leaders at Airport High School strive to meet the ELITE standard of leadership every day in and out of our building,” said Daniel Bailey, student activities director.  “They can often be seen getting feedback from students, handing out surveys, writing shout-outs or organizing our annual charity drive.


“Having students so focused on our school, and the future of our school, gives me so much hope for our school and years beyond,” Bailey added.  “I am so proud to work with these students every day. … I am always proud to be an Eagle, but days like today make that title even better."


The latest recognition comes on the heels of several honors Airport High received during the recent state convention of the SC Association of Student Councils. The council received gold recognition for a second year for its leadership work, the highest recognition at the state level. Junior Trace Wingard also was elected District 3 chairman.