Uxbridge High School Student Council Earns Gold Council of Excellence Award

Uxbridge High School Student Council Earns Gold Council of Excellence Award


Uxbridge High School Principal Michael Rubin is proud to announce that the UHS Student Council earned a Gold Council of Excellence Award for 2023. The award was presented at the annual conference of Massachusetts Student Councils held in Hyannis, Massachusetts March 8-10.


“Our Student Council tirelessly works to promote and foster school spirit, connections to community, and service to others,” said Mr. Rubin. “Be it coordinating school-wide events such as our Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance, collecting donations for the food pantry, coordinating outreach to underserved populations, or simply volunteering to help teachers tidy classrooms, the Uxbridge School Council demands excellence of itself and others. This award is a deserved accolade that truly represents the best of UHS and what our students are capable of doing.”


The MASC Gold Council of Excellence is presented to those student council programs that are deemed to be the most outstanding in our state association. The Gold Council is based on achieving over 46 points on our scoring rubric as determined by the judging committee. UHS compiled a portfolio of its endeavors in the community, which includes evidence of civic engagement, participation in service projects, endeavors that unite the student body and community, and effective processes for encouraging student leadership. The UHS Student Council is under the direction of advisor Sheila Bernard, who also works as an English teacher and department leader at UHS. 


“It is an honor to advise our Student Council," said Mrs. Bernard.  "The members of our council are leaders in our school and community. They never hesitate to help those in need, and put in countless hours to make things happen.”   


“This organization and its advisor especially and undeniably put the school and community first in all they do - their standards set for each other, established by advisors and officers and collectively endorsed by all members, serve as a paradigm for other organizations and the school as a whole,” Mr. Rubin said. “Most significantly, Ms. Bernard ensures that this group is consistently working together, always puts others first, and thinks of ways to make our school and community better, and her efforts toward those ends are so appreciated.”


This year’s student officers include President Matthew DiLibero, Vice President Luke Esposito, Secretary Morgan Ouellette, Treasurer James Bernard, Historian Ben Roerden, PR Meghan Smith, and Delegates Kellen Lachapelle and Abby Oliveira. Some of the organization’s events that led to this award include their organization of the annual Homecoming events and pep rally, volunteer efforts at town meetings, providing support for youth events across town, promoting inclusion through their partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts, and engaging in town-wide cleanups. UHS has earned Gold or Silver Council Awards each year since 2013.