SJHS elects 2011-12 student councilPublished by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 14:33
Student council is more than a few students who are on a committee for school—it’s leadership. Most people want to run for student council because of the fame that comes along with it, but it’s also about being a good example to others. Amanda Ripley, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I wanted to run for student council because I want the world to be a better place. I can start at SJHS with student council and then work my way to the world.” According to Mr. Knudsen, vice principal at SJHS, student council is an opportunity for students to be leaders. It’s also a chance to be able to hear the voice of the students towards school events.
Election week was from April 4th to the 8th. On Friday the 8th, all candidates showed a video and gave a speech about why students should vote them onto student council. After the assembly, students voted for who they wanted to represent them for next year’s school year. During their ninth-grade year, students on student council will be put into service learning, but their schedule will decide if they are on first semester or second semester student council.
Student council also helps lead the assemblies and will report to Mr. Knudsen with the needs of the school. Jamie Devenish, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I wanted to run for student council because it seems like fun and you get more privileges. I wanted to either go big or go home!” Next year’s student council presidents are Jamie Devenish and Stacy Stapel. Payton Acor, Lindsay Johnson, Moroni Black, Annee Lange, Amanda Ripley and Ethan Knowlton were elected as next year’s vice presidents.