Out with the old, in with the new

Student Council abandons interviewing selection process as it accepts new members for next year

Collin Fox, Sports Editor

Next year’s student council representatives have been selected, but in a different way than in the past. Under second-year adviser Steven Haley’s leadership, the group has decided to omit interviews from its application process.

“I thought that the interviews didn’t serve a purpose because we had members who had interviewed well but did not participate,” adviser Steven Haley said. “On the other hand, I had a couple of honorary members that didn’t interview well, but were very involved.”

No step in the application process has taken the interview’s place. Instead, applicants are simply accepted to be student council members.

Elections were also held recently at an after school meeting, and junior Jaclyn Duff was named president for the 2018-2019 school year.

“I’m extremely excited for next year,” Duff said. “It’s a good feeling to be elected president, and I’m honored to lead my fellow student council members.”

From their hallmark events like homecoming to Mr. Chieftain, to brainstorming new and exciting events, the new group has big things in store for the next school year.

“We have a great group of people,” Duff said, “that are going to do amazing for the student body.”

Following events sponsored by student council with low turnout, like the winter dance, the new members are already getting to work on planning events with high participation.

“We definitely want to get the student body more involved by having smaller events occur more frequently,” new vice president Shannon Rumble said. “Something we had in mind would be like a movie night on the football field.”

The first thing on the agenda for the new group of members is to plan for next year’s homecoming, Although it may seem early to some, the group will meet on June 6 to get a head start before the new school year begins.

“I am really excited to go to this meeting and start to get our ideas together,” Rumble said. “It’s a lot to take in, but I just want to have fun and exciting last year of high school and I want to set a good example for the future years.”

Now that the new application process is over and the elections are done, it’s time for student council and its new members to get to work on their big plans for next year.