East Middle School Student Council reports activities
Ponca City Now - November 20, 2018 4:37 pm
East Middle School Student Council has already been very busy this year.
“Throughout the school year, our Student Council sponsors many activities,” EMS Student Council Secretary Tynli Nickell said. “We hosted the 2018 Style Show, which gives parents an opportunity to see what kind of dresses to expect for the Winter Formal later in the year. So far this year, we have also organized the fall dance and Homecoming week. In October our officers attended the Fall Mini Council in Enid. Another activity we do throughout the year is teacher secret pals. Each Student Council member is assigned a teacher to get gifts for as the year goes by. At the end of the year the teachers’ secret pals are revealed.”
Nickell said the council will be doing many more activities this year, including a Christmas dance, food drive, and student awards.
“For the holidays, we also decorate teachers’ doors,” she said. “We rotate through members, and every week a new member does the announcements and pledge. When our Council meets every day, we are responsible for creating posters to announce events and activities taking place within the school. Events such as these represent how our 8th grade Student Council members have grown and evolved into mature and reliable teenagers. Our achievements throughout the 2018 school year have developed our leadership skills and will help us fill our roles as representatives of Po-Hi Student Council.
“I think our entire Council could agree that the OAMJHSC conference was an amazing experience. One of the guest speakers, Michelle Poler, did a 100-day challenge of facing her fears. Some of her fears were public speaking, spiders, skydiving and dancing in Central Park. Of all the speakers, I think we got the most out of Michelle’s speech. After she spoke, we separated into groups and went through four rotations. Our Student Council was completely separated so that we could socialize and make friends.
“The second speaker talked about staying on the right track. After that, we all went to our hotels and then Incredible Pizza. Two of our members beat the high score on a game at the arcade – Megan Malloy and Tanner Estes. The next day we won our Honor Council award. This was East Middle School’s first ever Student Council award. The requirements for this award were seven extra service projects along with three other service projects, attending last year’s conference, and attending the Fall Mini Council earlier this year. Our Student Council has learned a lot from this experience, and we are excited for the students who will get to attend next year.”
Back row, from left, are Stacey Sattre, Susie Schatz, Connor McQueen, Codyak Wyatt, Laney Reynolds, Luke Hollis, Blake Bristow, Superintendent Shelley Arrott.
Front Row, Tanner Estes, Megan Malloy and Logan McMahan.