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Academy Receives Two Prestigious Student Council Awards

Houston, TX – For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, St. Agnes Academy has been awarded a 2014 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). In addition, Mr. Tommy Calais, Director of Student Activities and Student Council sponsor was named the Eddie G. Bull State Advisor of the Year by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) at their state convention in Arlington over the weekend.

 

“Congratulations to Mr. Calais on this very prestigious award,” said Principal Deborah Whalen. “We are all so proud of the work he does with our students. It is obvious that one of the reasons our Student Council was given the Gold Council of Excellence Award is due in large part to his dedication and creativity.”

 

One high school advisor and one middle school advisor is named the TASC Eddie G. Bull State Advisor of the Year. Eddie G. Bull served TASC for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, TASC grew to more than 1300 member schools and expanded services to Texas students and advisors. Applications are scored by a TASC Board of Directors committee made up of the five student officers and five elected advisor representatives. 

 

Student Council President Caterina Nasr wrote the nominating application saying, “Mr. Calais is the glue that holds our student council together, the magnet that draws in the hundreds of girls who run and make up our council year after year, and the net to catch each one of us there if we ever fall.”

 

Mr. Calais’ local, district, and statewide activities with Student Council include programs such as Lunch with Leaders, Big Sis/Little Sis Week, serving as district officer and workshop presenter, and garnering awards for Outstanding Student Council, Sweepstakes, and Community Service. He holds a B.A. in History from St. Joseph Seminary, M.A. in Theology from Universite Catholique de Louvain, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in addition to serving as Director of Student Activities and teaching theology.

 
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