For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Combs High School student council has been recognized as a 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National of Student Council (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

"Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award shows the utmost dedication a school's students, leaders, and staff have made to making their community a better place," said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. "Combs High School has gone above and beyond in elevating student voice to ensure they are establishing a positive climate and culture, as well as fostering academic and social growth for all."

Dr. Dave Nelson CHS STUCO Advisor responded saying, "We set this goal three years ago then the pandemic struck and many goals and activities were flatlined. This award is a testament to the resiliency and character of our community and the student leaders it has produced. These young leaders accept every challenge and refuse to be defeated by adversity. I am humbled to see them achieve this award and am grateful for all the stress, struggle and work they persevered to get us here. They are the embodiment of what it means to be a leader and a Combs Coyote. It has been a privilege and a blessing to be allowed to serve with this group of young leaders."

To meet the requirements for the National Gold Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community.Combs High School student council