Indiana Distinguished Student Leader

The Indiana Association of Student Councils’ Indiana Distinguished Student Leader Program is designed to motivate and challenge student leaders to extend their leadership skills and activities and to confer Indiana recognition upon those students who demonstrate superior student council leadership skills and knowledge, based on IASC criteria and evaluation procedures.
To become an Indiana Distinguished Student Leader, a student must be in grade 12 and a member of his/her student councils in an IASC member school.  The standards for the Indiana Distinguished Student Leader program reflect the core purposes and mission of student councils.   Additionally, the evaluation procedure has been designed so that nearly all of the process takes place at the school level with the results being forwarded to the IASC for the final assessment.  This process facilitates student leaders becoming more proficient in self-assessment practices and better enables them to organize and build a record of evidence focused on their student council and related leadership activities.
The Indiana Distinguished Student Leader designation will be bestowed upon any student that has shown evidence of being a knowledgeable and effective leader and has met the program criteria upon high school graduation.

Award Criteria

Student who applies to become an IASC Indiana Distinguished Student Leader must attend a current IASC member at the time the application is submitted to IASC for final evaluation.

Student must have participated at least two years in their high school student council.
Student must complete 20 hours of documented community service.

Student must have led one workshop/discussion group at a district, state, regional, national, or IASC Summer Leadership workshops/conference. Proof of leading a workshop in your home student council or school district would qualify. (You must attach workshop handout).

Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent during their high school career.

Student must maintain a school attendance rate of 95 percent.

Student must have no major disciplinary records or infractions as determined by your school district.

Student must have attended one of the following:  IASC State Convention or IASC Representative Assembly.

Student must have attended the IASC Summer Leadership Workshop during grades 9-12

our distinguished student leaders
Doan Pham
Franklin Community High School
CW District – Franklin

award archive

Tyler Cagle
Blackford High School
CE District – Hartford City

Mekenzie Cecil
Kankakee Valley High School
NW District – Wheatfield

Noah Witkowski
Kankakee Valley High School
NW District – Wheatfield