Rookie Adviser of the Year

The Kate Comiskey Rookie Adviser of the Year Award was established in 2008 by the Indiana Association of Student Councils in memory of Kate Comiskey, first year adviser from Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar, Indiana who was killed in a car accident while on her way to school.  It is intended to recognize new advisers who have done an outstanding job as a rookie adviser. 
A rookie adviser is one who has been in the position for three years or less. 
Kate was an enthusiastic, energetic, dedicated adviser who gave selflessly of her time and talents in order to benefit the student leadership program at her high school.  She was a wonderful role-model for her students and created a warm, welcoming environment for them.  She was committed to leadership and to developing leaders of character.

award criteria

The nominee must have been an adviser three years or less.
One letter of recommendation from the nominee’s principal/administrator must accompany this nomination.
An short essay written by the nominee describing specific examples of  how the nominee demonstrates the characteristics and beliefs of Kate Comiskey
To make a nomination, a school must have been an IASC member school for a minimum of two consecutive years.
IASC member schools can make just one nomination in any given year. 
IASC Officials may receive the Kate Comiskey Rookie Adviser of the Year Award just once during their service to the IASC.
Nominations must be made on or before December 15 of each year.
Once the nomination is received, the IASC will notify the nominee of his/her nomination with the Award Application.  The Award Application and letter of recommendation must be submitted no later than January 15 of each year.

Kate Comiskey
Rookie Adviser of the Year

Cheryl Austin
Merrillville High School
NW District – Merrillville