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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 2 years ago

The Ocoee High Student Government Association brings home gold again

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The SGA was awarded the gold medallion award during the Florida Association of Student Councils annual convention
by: Brittany Gaines Reporter

OCOEE Every year, members of the Ocoee High School Student Government Association document every project and meeting for their Medallion Book because they have a long winning streak they don’t want to break.

Every year since 2007, the organization has received the gold medallion award from the Florida Association of Student Councils for their work, and this year was no different.

SGA members attended the Florida Association of Student Councils annual convention held Feb. 17 to 19 at West Florida High School in Pensacola, and returned home with another gold medallion award.

The FASC is made up of more than 200 middle and high schools, and the bar is set high for those aiming to get the gold medallion.

Schools must conduct projects in 10 different categories each year to be considered for the award. The categories include citizenship development, community service, environmental concerns, faculty-staff relations, fundraising, health and safety, membership motivation, school service, school spirit and participation in the FASC’s state project. 

The medallion is awarded on a points-based system, and Ocoee High had to earn 167 points to qualify for the award.

They reached 190 points.

Genesis Ford, president of Ocoee High’s SGA, accepted the award on behalf of the organization during the conference.

In addition to winning the award, the students were able to network and come up with new project ideas while attending the conference.

“The recognition for the hard work of the students is nice,” said Wendy Cartwright, advising teacher for Ocoee High’s SGA. “But the best part of medallion books is that we share them with advisors from across the state so we can get new project ideas.”

 

Contact Brittany Gaines at [email protected].

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