Student Council

TASIS Dorado’s Student Council is responsible for a range of school-wide activities such as pep rallies, Spirit Week, various fundraising efforts including Dress Down Days, Candy Cane Grams, Valentine’s Day Bouquets, and more!

The student body of the Secondary school elects a Student Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer to serve during the academic year. Each class from 6th to 12th grades also elects its own class boards, which work closely with the Student Council and are responsible for activities specific to their class.

TASIS Dorado Student Council Earns National Recognition

Dorado, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2021) — For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the TASIS Dorado student council has been recognized as a 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). 

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Nara Lee, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Director of Student Leadership. “NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

Ms. Sara Hernández, TASIS Dorado Upper School Principal, praised the work of the council: “I am proud that the TASIS Dorado Student Council has been awarded the recognition of the 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence Award. I want to thank Dean Garrison Knapp for his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the Student Council. Furthermore, I am incredibly proud of the Executive Board's hard work and all the students that form part of the Student Council. They did amazing things for the school and community amid the pandemic. Furthermore, they are ambassadors of our school, and their leadership and continued pursuit of building community in the student body are noteworthy. Congratulations to all!” 

“Receiving the Gold Status as Student Council members means a lot more than just recognition. It is a reminder of all the hard work we have put in throughout the years as Student Council members in order to surpass every challenge and obstacle we have faced. This recognition demonstrates our hard work, dedication, and love in order to serve and represent the student body, providing them motivation throughout this difficult year. It is a great honor for all of us to be able to serve our school as student leaders and I hope that as the years pass the Student Council is able to keep developing and achieving great goals. Thank you to all of the members and especially to Mr. G for always guiding us and being the best advisor we could all ask for.” said Valeria Pérez, 2021 TD Student Council President.

Dean of Students and founding TASIS Dorado Student Council adviser Garrison Knapp has led the Council for 15 years. “The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr. With the year that our students have experienced, it brings me great pride that our Student Council is being recognized at the highest level by the National Association of Student Councils. The 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence award signifies our Executive Board, led by Valeria Pérez, has demonstrated true meaningful, and impactful servant leadership. This board always had the best interests of the Student Body at the forefront of their ideas and worked endlessly in order to carry them out. This Student Council has been able to raise the bar and set a new standard of excellence for TASIS Dorado’s future leaders and councils to aspire to.” proudly said, Dean Garrison Knapp.

To meet the requirements for the National 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, 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. Councils awarded the gold level of the award have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.

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 www.NatStuCo.org.

About NASSP

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


2020 TASIS Dorado Student Council Earns National Recognition

April 17, 2020 — For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, The TASIS School in Dorado student council has been recognized as a 2020 National Council of Excellence by National Student Council (NatStuCo).

"Receiving a National Council of Excellence Award reflects dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program," said Nara Lee, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Director of Student Leadership. "NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities."

To meet the requirements for the National 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, 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. Councils awarded receiving the award have successfully met all required criteria based on standards established by the National Student Council.

Ms. Sara Hernández, TASIS Dorado Upper School Principal, praised the work of the council: "I am proud that the TASIS Dorado Student Council has been awarded the recognition of the 2020 National Council of Excellence Award. I want to thank Dean Garrison Knapp for all of his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the Student Council. Furthermore, I am incredibly proud of all the students that form part of the Student Council. They are ambassadors of our school, and their leadership and their continued pursuit of building community in the student body are noteworthy."

"It is a true honor for the Student Council and the school to receive this recognition. To me, this is more than just an award. It is a reflection of the Student Council's unity, spirit, voice, chemistry, and love to serve the student body. This wouldn't have been possible without our team, our supportive StuCo members, and our wonderful Papa G. (Garrison Knapp)," said Eva Soler, 2020 TD Student Council President.

Dean of Students and founding TASIS Dorado Student Council adviser Garrison Knapp has led the Council for 14 years. "I am beyond thrilled and excited that our Council has earned this distinction. It says a lot about our Student Council and current Executive Board led by Eva Soler. I also would like to take the time to thank all the past members and presidents, Cecilia Joy '11, Aniceto Solares '11, Riley Steele '12, Isabel Fortuño '13, Julián Fiallo '14, Gonzalo Alcalde '15, Samuel Fortuño '16, Patrick Beliard '17, Ana Fiallo '18, and Jorge Blasini '19, for what they did to help establish the Council. This organization is all about teamwork, collaboration, and supporting one another in order to help serve the school and community," proudly said Dean Garrison Knapp.

 

The 2019-2020 student council members are president Eva Soler '20, vice-president Valeria Pérez '21, Secretary Pablo Casanova '21, and Liliana Dávila '22, Treasurer. Congratulations to all!

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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 www.NatStuCo.org.

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

 

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