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New Class Council Elected for Next Year

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Bella Fitch
Senior Kaily Thompson speaks at the last 23-24 executive council meeting

 

On May 2, students voted for their representatives in the Executive Council. The Executive Council advocates for students’ issues, organizes school-wide events, and unites the student body through school spirit. The winners of the executive council election this year are junior Drew Potter as president, junior Nick Vargas as vice president, junior Sierra Bowles as secretary, junior Quincy Spears as treasurer, junior Ayron Wu as reporter, and sophomore Schuyler Coleman and junior Addie Flint as the Blue and Silver chair. On May 16, students will vote for next year’s class council representatives that they believe will do the best job to represent their grade, hold class fundraisers, and bring their grade together.

Ms. Jessika Crance has a big role in making these elections possible as the student council sponsor. She creates the electronic ballots, hands out applications, and assists class sponsors and councils if any issues arise. She also guides and advises executive council meetings. 

“I help councils figure out how much money they need to do the fun stuff, such as hallway decorations or dances,” said Crance. “Anything concerning money the main office prefers that they come from a teacher or class sponsor.”

Ms. Crance also decides which candidates are allowed to run for an office and if they will be able to uphold the responsibilities of the student council.

“The executive council’s purpose is to unite the school through school spirit and to run school activities. The class council’s purpose is to bring the class together and hold class fundraisers,” said Crance. 

Additionally, an event known as the “Principal’s Lunch” is held periodically throughout the school year, in which every student council member has lunch together with Dr. Mike Craft in order to discuss issues amongst the student population. They also introduce improvements that can be made to the school to make it a more welcoming environment. 

Junior Drew Potter has a major role in solving issues such as these throughout the school.

“I think student involvement is one of the things our school needs. We also need more school spirit and more participation in spirit days,” said Potter. “We also need more fundraisers… that will appeal to the students, because I feel like most people don’t participate in them since it’s not something they’re interested in.”

  Additionally, Potter hopes to increase involvement in the student council and spread the workload evenly amongst the members. 

Potter is very passionate about solving issues throughout the school, especially after being the secretary for the 23-24 executive council. 

“I wanted to continue doing it because I had a lot of fun. I also feel like we can also attract a lot more people, and I really want to help increase school spirit,” said Potter. 

Don’t forget to vote for class council on May 16 and 17! The results will be announced on May 20.

 

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Bella Fitch
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Sophomore Bella Fitch is a first-year reporter for the Prowler. She decided to join the Prowler because she is passionate about writing. She thought it would be a fun change of pace to write articles and learn a new writing style. Outside of school, Fitch  takes part in the RCHS marching band, Rockbridge Youth Choral, and the Blue Forest Theater Academy’s spring productions. In her free time she likes to draw, cook, and read. When she is not  exploring new cuisines or singing along to her favorite musicals, she likes to spend some time out in the pastures with her goats. Some of the school subjects she is most passionate about include english, history, band, and art. 

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