By Karli Olsen — Spirit Lake High School
With the school year supposed to be coming to a close soon, it was time to elect new student council members. As us seniors move out and the eighth-graders move in, spring elections were supposed to be taking place to see who would be voted to represent their grade.
Normally, these elections are held after interested candidates give a speech and are voted on by the student body. As the current student body president, we have some problem solving to do with how we would handle our elections for next year.
With all of this student council stuff coming to the surface, I couldn’t help but stop and think about all of the great things this group had planned for the rest of the year. Some were acts of service. Others were just events for students to come have fun together! We were planning a movie night on the football field, an outdoor dance in the courtyard, a spring clean-up day, and countless other activities for the students at SLHS.
I can only hope that the future years will be able to put some of our ideas into action and have a great time with it. I’m going to miss our Wednesday meetings, but I am thankful for the chance to serve as the student body president. To my fellow high schoolers, thank you for this opportunity. To my fellow SAC members thank you for choosing to join us on the ride.
Looking back on all of the things we did together this year, I am beyond proud to be part of the Spirit Lake Student Council — from the biggest homecoming parade in school history, saving 50+ local lives with two blood drives, fundraising for a teacher battling cancer to organizing dances and funding a students education in Mexico. We have even met during this quarantine via Zoom. The hard work this group put in was amazing, but it couldn’t be done without the support we got from our community whenever we needed assistance.
Thank you for supporting us!