This year, the Student Leadership Council at Fort Frances High School has decided to approach matters from a different angle.
Instead of electing presidents, as in previous years, the council opted to create a new structure in which all members get an equal say and involvement in school activities.
In doing so, they are aiming for more Grade 9 and 10 student involvement, as well as unity throughout the grades.
“There was an idea that we’d get more student involvement if they thought it wasn’t going to be based on an election,” said Chris Hill, the faculty rep on the council.
His theory later proved to be right at the council’s weekly meeting Monday, when 25 newcomers showed up.
The senior students on the council also were very pleased with the outcome.
“We really want to emphasize involvement in Grades 9 and 10,” said council member Cam Penney.
The seniors are aiming for a social change throughout Fort High, hoping that incoming students will feel a sense of acceptance and school spirit.
“We are planning a lot of school events as a team,” said senior council member Julia Quast.
Fort High students can look forward to activities such as “Freshman Week” and other theme weeks, as well as a Homecoming event filled with Muskie school spirit.
Kate Parsons, another senior member of the council, sees brighter days ahead for the Fort High student body.
“We just want everyone’s high school experience to be the best it can be,” she reasoned.