Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 15, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
King Philip High School Student Council Wins Honors at State Conference
NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional High School Student Council was honored at the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils’ (MASC) Annual Spring Conference last week.
The conference was held from Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, March 8 at the Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis.
The King Philip Student Council was named a Five Star Council and a Gold Council of Excellence at the conference.
According to the MASCA website, being named a Gold Council of Excellence is one of the highest honors a student council can receive from the organization. The recognition is based on a highly competitive scoring rubric voted on by a committee of judges.
The Five Star Council Award is given to student councils that fully participate in all of the regional and state meetings – including three Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Student Councils conferences, the MASC Fall Officershop, and other MASC conferences.
Senior Rachel Hamlin was voted to receive one of the state’s Unsung Hero Awards, due to her significant involvement in unified sports programs at school, as well as her other work on the council. The Unsung Hero Awards are given to one student from each region of the state (western, central, southeast and northeast) who are constant contributors and supporters to their council despite having a minor designated role in the council or school. Hamlin is an appointed delegate for the KP student council.
Junior Marion Linde was named to serve as a regional delegate MASC Board. Linde is the student member of the King Philip School Committee and has organized some of the student council’s biggest events this year, including homecoming, the school holiday party and Halloween Spooktacular.
The KP Student Council is led by President Jack Carr and Vice President Caroline Watson, who organize council meetings and supervise its activities. Through their leadership, the KP Student Council has overseen several successful school events and activities.
“I am so proud of our student council and all of the hard work that they have put into this year,” said student council adviser Ellen Dill. “Seeing their efforts pay off at the annual conference last week was fantastic and I congratulate each and every one of them.”