Oviedo High School - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation


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Students In Action is a national youth volunteer leadership, recognition and reward program, designed to pass the tradition of service on to the next generation.

Co-developed by Jefferson Awards for Public Service and Deloitte, it is now in over 250 High Schools.

Each spring, Student Leaders from the participating schools compete in regional competitions. They are asked to report on the implementation of the program, and the impact they've had, both in their schools and within their communities.

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Oviedo High School - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

  1. 1. Oviedo High School Jefferson Awards Students in Action Where We Have Been & Where We Are Heading March 31, 2010
  2. 2. Engaging School Community <ul><li>Our Principal, Mr. Lundquist, is committed to recognizing each outstanding service student nominated and awarded the Jefferson Award. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Faculty Coordinator has helped advertise the Jefferson Awards through distribution of nomination forms to faculty members. Our guidance counselors were also asked to nominate worthy candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>We have made announcements regarding the Jefferson Award nominations through WRORTV for the student body to be involved as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Our guidance counselors are a valuable resource for this information; our school website has a thorough list of organizations needing of assistance for community service. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Effective Leadership Team <ul><li>OHS’ vision for Students in Action is to bring awareness to the student population and the surrounding communities of those persons who are giving their time to help others. </li></ul><ul><li>Our leadership team for Jefferson Awards includes one key member who keeps track of all the nominees and discusses their merits with the principal and faculty coordinator to decide the recipients. </li></ul><ul><li>The succession plan for ’10-’11 involves the new team by being hand selected by the SGA sponsors and they will be briefed on their future roles and will be expected to execute them in a timed fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, our Student Leader Team attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Seminole High School on September 11, 2010. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Help Desk For Help: Expand Volunteer Capacity <ul><li>We recognized our service stars through our school wide announcements, WRORTV. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately we only awarded a few people this year because of the lack of response for nominees, yet our winners included Senior Miranda Ghandi, Junior Mackenzie Schweinberg and Freshman Neel Patel. </li></ul><ul><li>We connected with interested volunteers to volunteer opportunities through our Guidance Department who have a list of approved community service organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>SGA assisted with the blood drive to help improve their results. </li></ul><ul><li>We helped with the “Breast Cancer Awareness” project in which was initiated by two of our students. They had volunteers go up and down the football stands during the October home games to collect money for breast cancer with one of our football helmets, and they sold t-shirts that said Pinktober on them. </li></ul><ul><li>To leverage the SIA program to increase volunteerism in the school, we announced it on WRORTV. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expands Financial Capacity for Volunteers <ul><li>Some SIA fundraisers we did during the school year involved the Breast Cancer Awareness and Make A Wish Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>The total amount of money raised throughout the school year was roughly $1,000. </li></ul><ul><li>We assisted ROTC with Toys for Tots </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tell Stories In The Community <ul><li>We told our winner’s stories by announcing them on WRORTV and the awards were presented by Mr. Lundquist in the winners second period class. </li></ul><ul><li>When recognizing our winners, we were unable to do a Press Release or hold a Press Conference. That portion of the Jefferson Awards we need to improve on, hopefully in the next coming years you’ll be seeing Oviedo High School on WESH2. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Growth and Expansion of SIA <ul><li>As for this part of the Jefferson Awards, we need to also improve as well. We have discussed, however, an idea on recruiting other schools. We’d like to get our feeder middle schools, Indian Trails Middle School, Jackson Heights High School and some of Lawton Chiles Middle School. </li></ul><ul><li>And no, we have not lend assistance to another school in the Jefferson program. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Innovates <ul><li>We are continuing to grow as a Jefferson Awards school and we are trying to recruit others. All we need is the push from our peers and faculty to get us over that “bump in the road”. </li></ul><ul><li>We have implemented new practice that’ll improve the SIA program at OHS would be to ask our fellow organizations to contribute to the program. </li></ul>