Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Student Council Elections by Alex

As some of you may know, the elections for the 2010-2011 school year are rapidly approaching. With Ellen Klitgaard being newly elected as our Student Body Mayor, the HCHS Student Council is striding towards next year with very high expectations. Kelsey McDaniel stated, “I believe that next year’s HCHS Student Council is going to be like all the other years before, but will continue to improve as we acquire new students.”

For those of you who don’t know, Student Council is one of the various clubs that HCHS has to offer. It does differ from the others, however, in the way that in this club, a lot more responsibility and leadership is required. In Student Council, you are expected to attend meetings, help make decisions that affect our school, and help out with various fundraisers and other big projects, such as the Homecoming festivities.

HCHS’s Student Council is perhaps one of the best in the state, if not the country. Ms. Vicki Gray is our StuCo advisor, and because of her wonderful leadership, our Student Council has won numerous awards, one being the very prestigious National Excellence Award. If you are interested in being in a council that is very successful and hard-working, and also fun, the HCHS Student Council is definitely the way to go.

To the right, a leadership activity done at a Student Council convention.

The process of running for a spot isn’t that difficult, but unfortunately the applications for next year were due earlier this week. But if anyone who reads this genuinely feels interested in being a part of Student Council, you are more than welcome to attend meetings next year and become an associate, and then eventually even run for Student Council sometime in the future. To run for a spot in the actual election, all you need to do is get a petition signed by twenty-five members of YOUR class, get a letter of recommendation from a teacher or someone you are close to, and write a personal statement, saying why you feel you’d be a good person to have on Student Council.

To the left, a group of a few members who went to Chicago for a StuCo Conference!

If anyone is interested in running for Student Council, I highly encourage you to do so. I have been involved in Student Council since I was in sixth grade, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. If you love to work hard and to make a difference, Student Council is the way to do it. If you have any questions/concerns/comments about Student Council, feel free to leave a comment!

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