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Jenna Fazio Named Distinguished Student Leader

Livonia High School Student Completes National Program Requirements to be named a National Student Council Distinguished Student Leader

Jenna Fazio, a junior at Livonia High School has successfully completed the NatStuCo Student Leaders Program, earning national recognition as a National Student Council Distinguished Student Leader. She is one of approximately 800 students in the nation to achieve this recognition, which is becoming a highly sought-after honor by student leaders across the country. Sponsored by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Student Leaders Program serves to:

  • Give schools a tool to enhance and improve their efforts to develop student leaders.
  • Challenge students to work for recognition that is based on their abilities and knowledge in the area of leadership.
  • Create an award that provides authentic assessment and recognition based on a student’s demonstration of skills and knowledge.
  • Support the standards and goals of the National Council of Excellence Awards and missions of National Student Council and NASSP.

Jenna Fazio embodies what it means to be a Livonia Bulldog.  Our school has a motto “PAWS” which acronym is listed out below along with Jenna’s contributions.

Pursues Excellence:  Jenna is a 3 sport scholar athlete and maintains principal list status every marking period, all while holding down a part-time job.  

Achieves Academic Success:  She has been recognized with a chemistry achievement award and came in 2nd for the National History Day project.  She has also won awards for our science Olympiad team.

Works as a Team: Jenna is not just a member of teams, she also takes on leadership roles.  She is an officer in the Interact club, student council, NHS, Vex Robotics, President of Science Olympiad and President of her class.  She is also a member of our varsity soccer team and a captain of our indoor track team.

Shows Respect and Responsibility:  Jenna is well liked by her peers and the faculty.  She has attended a total of 10 state and local leadership conferences where she often presents workshops and roundtables.  If a job needs to be done correctly and efficiently, we know to go to Jenna first!

Jenna, whose school is a National Student Council member, completed a series of required tasks and activities in order to complete the program and become a certified student leader. The rigorous application process involves the creation of a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates completion of a number of activities inclusive of modules on leadership, goal setting, team building, decision making, problem solving, group dynamics, time management and personal organization, meeting management, communication, evaluation, service, civic engagement and personal leadership philosophy. Applicants must also participate in an assessment meeting with their advisers and principals to verify completion of the requirements. Student portfolios and applications are then forwarded to NatStuCo for a final review. Upon successful completion of the program, students are recognized as Distinguished Student Leaders.

For more information on the National Student Council Distinguished Student Leaders Program, visit                     

About National Student Council

The National Student Council™ (NatStuCo) provides resources, programs, and recognition to develop and support student council leaders and advisers. NatStuCo believes that student council is the voice of the student body and is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to serve their schools and communities through leadership, service and civic engagement. For more information, visit