Advisor of the Year Award
Each year, the Montana Association of Student Councils recognizes a high school and middle level student council advisor with the MASC Advisor of the Year Award. The award is given to advisors who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to the development of young people as student leaders. Those selected as District Advisors of the Year are advanced to state level competition and are recognized at the annual state conference in October. The MASC Executive Board makes the final selection of the state advisors of the year, and the awards are presented at the state conference. The MASC Advisors of the Year advance to the national level competition.
Eligibility for the advisor of the year is based on the following guidelines:
- If the district so chooses, it may elect a non-MASC advisor as their Advisor of the Year. If so, the elected advisor will not be able to compete for MASC Advisor of the Year or NASC Advisor of the Year. Being a non-member, he/she will not be recognized at the annual conference.
- District Advisors of the Year who are MASC members at the time of election and during the next calendar year, must fill out the official paperwork for the NASC Advisor of the Year. If that person is not affiliated with NASC (and has not been for the previous two years), he/she can be named MASC Advisor of the Year, but cannot vie for the national position.
- District Advisors of the Year must fill out the Warren E. Shull application by the deadline set by the Executive Director. Applications will be supplied by their District Advisors or the Executive Director.
- All completed applications will be duplicated for screening by the MASC Executive Board at the fall meeting.
- Each qualified nominee at the district level will be recognized at the awards session of the fall conference.
- One high school and one middle school advisor will be chosen by the MASC Executive Board to be MASC Advisors of the Year and recognized at the fall conference.
- If the state winners meet the national criteria, their applications will be sent on for regional and national competition. State and regional winners will be recognized at the NASC Conference.
- An advisor chosen as the MASC Adviser of the Year may not be the recipient of the award again for five years.