Administrator of the Year

Principal receives regional award for student advocacy
Posted on 03/21/2019
Mike Owen is recognized during the MASC annual state convention earlier this month at Lindbergh High School.

Poplar Bluff High School Principal Mike Owen was named administrator of the year for the Southeast District of the Missouri Association of Student Councils during the organization’s 71st annual state convention held Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9, at Lindbergh High School. 

“Mr. Owen is the consummate team player. He always looks for a reason to say ‘yes’ to StuCo,” stated PBHS social studies teacher Mitch Davis, Student Council co-adviser. “Mr. Owen’s motto is ‘this school [belongs to] the kids, and we’re here to work for them.’ His decisions are student-centered and he gets it, that positive culture affects academic outcomes.” 

To be nominated for the regional award, an administrator must work collaboratively with Student Council to provide a positive impact on school culture. Davis further noted in his submission that Owen not only supports StuCo, but actively participates in organizing events for the student-led organization. 

MASC, a network of middle and high school student councils that provides programs and resources to develop positive student leaders and advisors who promote a quality campus community environment, began honoring administrators from each of its seven districts in 2012, according to a press release.

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Cutline: PBHS Principal Mike Owen (third from left) was among the regional administrators of the year honored for exceptional student advocacy.

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