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AHS Student Council works to benefit entire school community

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Amherst High School Student Council—a group of students who strive to make the school better in many ways, including making school more fun.

A group of 35 students make up the High School Student Council. Each has a specific position and was voted into the council. The executive board of the group is made up of five people, with each one voted in by the entire school. These students are President Ephraim Anglemyer, Vice President Scout Spadoni, Secretary Siri Anderson, Treasurer Presley Firkus, and Public Relations Coordinator Maizee Martin. All other members were voted on by their respective class.

Spadoni said, “As vice president, I am able to work hand in hand with Ephraim and make the changes in the school we want to see.”

As part of the nomination process, nominees have to have two classmates and two teachers sign the paper saying they would want these people to represent them. Then they must win the vote. This is something that happens at the end of every year, and how new people can join each year. “All of the members of this year’s Council had to fill out a nomination form last spring,” said Anglemyer.

Upon joining the Council, one immediately becomes responsible for increasing student involvement and school pride. Council members must promote respect for law and order and the general welfare of the school and community. Prescher said, “They must initiate, implement, and complete projects and activities that will be of help to the school, the students, the faculty, and the administration as well as develop and provide opportunities for leadership and service in the local school.”

Anglemyer was out the first couple of weeks at the start of school as he finished basic training. While he was gone, Spadoni stepped up to hold his position. Both these students are seniors this year, and said they are always looking for ways to make school more fun. For Anglemyer, this is his second year as president.

The Student Council is in charge of many fun activities throughout the school year. Without the Council, high school would be “more boring,” Spadoni said.

With regards to fun, Student Council Advisor and High School Librarian Crystal Prescher added, “Some fun events the Council is working on for the year are Homecoming week, the Winter Formal Dance, Christmas activities, and end-of-the-school-year activities.”

A lot goes into running Homecoming for the group. They pick dress up days, the theme of the dance (which was neon this year), and class games/court games to play during the week. Another thing they planned was the pep rally. With scheduling all these activities, they also have to have everything set up and purchased in time.

Another event the Student Council takes part in is the state-wide Student Council Leadership Convention. This convention helps develop leadership skills and student councils all over the state meet and talk about great new ideas to bring school spirit into their schools.

Student council enriches the school community through active involvement with students and staff. You should look out in the spring to sign up, and join an amazing group!

 

 

 

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