TUCSON, Ariz., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BASIS Tucson North is joining thousands of schools throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world to celebrate National Student Leadership Week from April 18–24, 2021. The week is dedicated to recognizing and reinforcing the important role of student leaders. The theme for this year's event is "Leadership Unlimited."
"I wanted to make the Southern Arizona community aware of the impact of student leaders across the region, especially during these very tumultuous times," said Andrew Pongratz, an 11th grader and Student Council President at BASIS Tucson North. "From hosting social events, to food drives, to giving encouragement and support, student leaders and their advisers have been working tirelessly to support students and educators as they navigate their education in a new environment this school year."
The pandemic has actually created opportunities for students to lean into learning and leadership – opportunities which will undoubtedly help them in their personal and professional futures.
"This year, when learning and school traditions have been so disrupted, it's important to celebrate how these students kept school spirit alive and continued to make a positive impact," said Ronn Nozoe, CEO of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). "This National Student Leadership Week, we're harnessing that momentum and reimagining the potential of student leadership going forward."
This year's theme highlights student leaders who—when faced with new and unique challenges—transformed obstacles into opportunities for creative thinking and continued to support their school communities. National Student Leadership Week provides an opportunity to recognize that unlimited determination and the ways student leaders find to lead, serve, and move forward.
"I'm very proud that our BASIS Tucson North Student Council, in just its first full year of existence, has stepped up in such powerful ways," said Sean Clark, Head of School at BASIS Tucson North. "They are an embodiment of positive student leadership, and they are fantastic representatives for our school, and our community."
National Student Leadership Week is celebrated each April to highlight and encourage student leadership and service in U.S. schools. In conjunction with the theme, student leaders at BASIS Tucson North have planned special activities to showcase the many ways involvement as student leaders helps prepare young people for the future.
National Student Leadership Week is sponsored by NASSP and its four student programs: National Student Council, the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and the National Elementary Honor Society.
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