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Get Involved With Student Council

Aug 25, 2015

School is a great place to try new things - join clubs, audition for the lead in the school play, try out for the track team and even get involved in student council. Being a member of student council allows you to take action, especially if you have a school complaint. So get involved in your school's student council, raise your voice and make a difference.

Why Get Involved?

Joining student council is a fun way to get involved with your school. And it's a great way to make friends and meet new peeps - improving school issues will definitely get you noticed around the hallways. More importantly, if you have a school complaint, whether it's about class sizes or teacher availability, then you can help to bring about a change by taking a stance and standing up for students' rights. Getting involved gives you the opportunity to improve issues and make your school a better place.

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How Do I Get Involved?

Ever watched the movie, Election, starring Reese Witherspoon? She plays a smart, overachieving student who goes crazily overboard while running for class president cuz she wants to win at all costs! However, your class election won't be that extreme - just choose a position and run for it. During your campaign, put up posters and make nomination speeches. This is the time to put your best face forward and show your classmates why they should vote for you!

Positions

  • Class President - Supervises student body activities and runs council meetings.
  • Class Vice-President - Assists the class president and fills in when the president is unavailable.
  • Class Secretary - Keeps accurate records of meetings and student body activity schedules.
  • Class Treasurer - Keeps track of student body funds.

Committees

Getting involved with any school committee is fun, but prom committees are a total blast - after all, you'll be planning the biggest party of the year! But before you start partying, you'll have to get down to business, from balancing the budget for both the venue and the menu to choosing a decorative theme. Being a prom planner will be more of a memorable experience than a headache, as you think of a million and one ways to throw the prom of the century.

Build Your Resume

If you're passionate about politics, focused on a career in the government or just want to help make a difference, then get involved. It'll look great on your college application and resume, and show your future employers that you can take initiative, whether it's improving the cafeteria food or buying more balls for P.E. class.

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What Would You Run For?

  • Class President.
  • Class Secretary.
  • Class Treasurer.
  • President of the Prom Committee.

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CoolerThanMyself
I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Friends:
He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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KittyCheshire
KittyCheshire posted in Friends:
My BFFEL (best friend for eternal life) is being a jerk after we have been friends for a long time. What should I do?
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PittsburghPenguinsFanatic
"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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