2021 S2S™ Teams of the Year

The MCEC® Student 2 Student™ Teams of the Year reflect the outstanding S2S™ teams around the world who have made significant impacts over the previous year within their schools and throughout their communities. Winners are selected for the elementary, middle, and high school levels, along with an overall award for Elite Team of the Year. We congratulate all S2S programs for their tireless efforts during a challenging year and salute the sponsors, educators, and parents for their leadership and unwavering support.

S2S Elite Team of the Year

2021 MCEC S2S Elite Team of the Year

Whiteman Elementary School
Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri

S2S Team of the Yeat

2021 MCEC S2S Elementary School Team of the Year

Clements Parsons Elementary
Copperas Cove ISD, Copperas Cove, Texas

S2S Team of the Year

2021 MCEC S2S Middle School Team of the Year

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Middle School
District 49, Colorado Springs, Colorado

S2S Team of the Year

2021 MCEC S2S High School Team of the Year

North Augusta High School
Aiken County Public Schools, North Augusta, South Carolina


2021 MCEC S2S Finalists

S2S Finalist

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Elementary
District 49, Colorado Springs, CO

S2S Finalist

Robert G. Cole Middle School
Fort Sam Houston ISD, San Antonio, Texas

S2S Finalist

Nimitz Middle School
North East ISD, San Antonio, Texas

S2S Finalist

Burkburnett High School
Burkburnett ISD, Burkburnett, Texas

S2S Finalist

Union Pines High School
Moore County Schools, Cameron, North Carolina



Frequently Asked Questions

What are the S2S core values?
Leadership - Student Character Growth
  • Being a role model
  • Changing the way students feel about the new student
  • Growing your S2S program for the future
Academics - Educational Adjustments
  • Encouraging educational success
  • Informing them of unique aspects for the new school
  • Providing them resources
Service - Community Outreach
  • Giving back to the school
  • Giving back to the community
  • Giving back to the world
Finding the Way - Campus, Culture, and Community
  • Campus - Helping the new students learn their way around the new school
  • Culture - The behaviors, beliefs, and characteristics that make your school unique
  • Community - The good your community has to offer
Relationships - 100% Acceptance
  • Acceptance - Creating an environment where all are respected
  • Belonging - Helping the new student find a place where they fit in and feel accepted
  • Connections - Introducing the new student to others with similar qualities, values, and interests
How does my high school get S2S?

Training cost typically begin around $10,000 for one school and goes up depending on number of schools, students, adults and location of the training. The cost include trainers’ salary, travel and lodging, student and teacher resources, materials, breakfast and lunch, plus continual MCEC support.

Step One: Contact Debra Longley with MCEC at 254-953-1923 ext. 1136 or email her at Debra.Longley@MilitaryChild.Org to see if there is available MCEC funding for your school. During the conversation, Debra will discuss presenting the program to your administration.

If there is funding available, please see step two. If there is no funding available, Debra will talk with you about options for funding.

Step Two: Contact your school administration. Set up a time to present your ideas regarding S2S in your school. Things to include:

  • Why S2S is important
  • The mission of S2S
  • Who MCEC is
  • How many students will be trained
  • Results of an S2S training
  • Cost of training
  • Cost of maintaining a program – typical costs include socials, resources for new students, and other items your S2S might need to grow and be successful
  • Ask for approval to proceed with training

Step Three: Once approved, call Debra Longley to select training dates. We suggest two months for planning training.

Step Four: See Training is Coming to My School section below.

How does my student participate in S2S?

Each school determines how students can get involved in S2S. Speak with the sponsors about meeting times, future plans, and how you can get involved in the campus S2S program.

What should my new student expect from a school with S2S?

A new student should be given a tour and provided a friend to eat lunch with on their first day of school. An S2S should provide many ways for your new student to connect with new friends and to learn about the campus, culture and community.  

MCEC Training is Coming to My High School

Parent pre-training information on S2S

Your child was selected to attend training because your school administration sees outstanding leadership, empathy and kindness in them. 

Your child will learn the core values and how to establish a program in their school.

Initial training is two days. Booster training for already established schools is one day.  Times and location are provided to your school. Your school provides transportation. Please ask your school for information.  Breakfast and lunch are served at the training. Please make sure you provide MCEC with any food restrictions when registering. We make every attempt to meet these restrictions. A typical menu is pizza, sub sandwiches, pastries and fruit, or breakfast burritos.

How much does it cost to be included in S2S? MCEC does not charge for being part of S2S. Some schools determine the need for dues. To attend training, there is no cost.

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