Happy Valley Middle School
OASC MS Activities Advisor of the Year – 2012
Each year, OASC recognizes outstanding advisors who embody the ideals of our organization with the Warren E. Shull Advisor of the Year Award. Warren E. Shull founded the National Association of Student Councils more than three-quarters of a century ago when he was a student council officer at his high school in Oklahoma. Mr. Shull passed away in 1987, but his legacy lives on through the award named in his honor.
At the 2012 OASC Spring Conference, we recognized Shelley Lute of Happy Valley Middle School with the Oregon MS Activities Advisor of the Year Award. Her principal, Chris Boyd stated, “In the three short years since Happy Valley Middle School opened, Mrs. Lute has transformed a Leadership and Student Council program that supported only two class sections into a thriving full-time program that builds and supports community initiatives and empowers students’ voice and action. Under Mrs. Lute’s guidance, student leadership has become the foundation of our school.”
What makes this even more special is that Mrs. Lute was nominated by her students. Dillon Cardinale, Happy Valley Vice President, wrote a heartfelt letter praising Mrs. Lute for having excellence in leadership, teaching and life. He wrote “Mrs. Lute constantly tells our council that we are the best the state has to offer, but she doesn’t realize herself how WE got that way. We didn’t just magically know how to put all of our school functions together, set goals, practice gratitude, or stand up for what we believe in! She taught us all of that!”.
We are honored to have Shelley Lute represent Oregon and OASC this year as the Middle School Activities Advisor of the Year!