Amber Buckley Named SASC Advisor of the Year

The St. Patrick Catholic High School Student Council attended the Southern Association of Student Councils at Ocoee High School in Ocoee, Florida this weekend. The annual conference is the flagship event of the year. It brings together more than a thousand student leaders and their advisors for three days of networking, leadership training, idea sharing, inspiration, service learning and fun.

St. Patrick is proud to share that Student Council Advisor Amber Buckley received Advisor of the Year during the conference. In her nomination for the award, Student Council members wrote, “Mrs. Buckley is one of the most positive people you will ever meet. If you ever pass her in the hall or see her after a meeting, she is always sure to say hi and see how you are doing. If you ever need to talk to her about something, she is always there to help you. She builds relationships with her students that make them feel like they are welcomed in her classroom and they have a purpose. Students always look up to her for advice because she sets a positive example for our students. Mrs. Buckley is one of the most supportive people our school has. No matter what challenges our council or school is facing, she is always there to give us help and encouragement.”

The nominating students continue, “One of the most important things Mrs. Buckley does for our council is encouraging us to go out of our comfort zones and learn new things. Since she has become our advisor, Mrs. Buckley has taken council members on national, regional, and statewide trips. This is something that a lot of advisors are not willing to do. This really shows how much Mrs. Buckley believes in her students and the future.”

The SPCHS Student Council also won second place in the photography category, submitted by Student Body President Richard Springer.

Established in 1932, the Southern Association of Student Councils is an association of 15 Southeastern states that provides high school and middle level student leaders with opportunities for networking, building leadership skills, sharing ideas, participating in service projects, and getting motivated to make a difference in their schools, communities, and in their own lives.