There is an important group of students within Bonneville High School that is in charge of various events. The Student Council (STUCO) at BHS is responsible for organizing occasions such as assemblies, dances, after-school events, spirit week events, fundraisers, and student council meetings. This group allows students to develop leadership skills and gives them an opportunity to discover more about themselves and their peers. Getting involved in school activities can also help students perform better academically and excel in several areas.
Being a part of Student Council requires students to be well-spoken and responsible individuals. Mrs. Yorgason, the staff advisor for STUCO, arranged a meeting in her office a few weeks ago for anyone interested in running for the 2023-2024 school year. At the meeting, Yorgason provided everyone with an application form that they were required to fill out. The application allowed the students to indicate what position they were running for and answer other additional questions. After students turned in their filled out applications, they were allowed to bring small treats and to “begin campaigning or making posters to encourage other students to vote for them,” as stated by Yorgason. The elections were held for an entire week; voting opened on Thursday, and closed on Friday.
Anyone at BHS could easily vote for their preferred candidate via an email-based survey sent on Thursday. This survey tallies up the votes and reveals the candidate with the most ballots. Anyone who was not voted in who ran for a position still had another chance to be a part of the student council. “Petitioning onto the council” means that students are allowed to be interviewed a week after elections are over. These interviews took place in Yorgason’s room after the elections were over. The two highest interviewees from each grade level were chosen to be “STUCO representatives'' for their class. So, the Student Council gives students multiple chances to take part in their association and contribute to the school. Being involved in STUCO provides plenty of opportunities and gives students a better high school experience.