by Lorrie Ham
When students arrived for the school day at Mound Westonka H.S on Sept. 11, they were greeted by dozens of American flags lining the driveway and sidewalks. The memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country was organized by the MWHS Student Senate, with flags donated by the American Legion.
Even though the new school year started just over a week ago, members of the Student Senate are already hard at work to promote spirit and participation within the school.
This year’s Senate is led by President Katey Nelson, Vice President Paige Beyer, Secretary Alex Riffle and PR Chair Isabella Finney.
“We are really excited and looking forward to a good year,” said President Nelson.
The Senate meets every Friday morning at 7 a.m., to plan and promote school events. The Student Senate also serves as a liaison to the community. With Homecoming just two weeks away, the members of the Senate are busy gathering community support for those events. Look for a bigger parade with more floats, a bonfire after the Powder Puff game and a variety of kids’ activities to be added to this year’s schedule.
Student Senate plans all of the dances, the pep fests, the Spirit Weeks leading up to the dances, the coronations, prom, the homecoming parade, staff appreciation week, and the end of the year bonfire.
Elections are held at the end of the school year every year for six spots per grade on Student Senate. Any student can choose to run for Student Senate. Students in each grade vote for the candidates in their grade only and the six with the most votes for each grade are elected.
Lynn Chance Peterson and Mark Lee serve as advisors to Student Senate.