Student council seeks out junior leadership

While seniors are packing up and getting ready to leave our Wildkit family, juniors are stepping up into leadership roles, especially when it comes to Student Council.

“You’ve got to be passionate about the school. You have to care,” said Reggie Murphy, Student Council senior class president. “I think Student Council can sometimes be a place people can go because they like the idea of being part of student council. They also like it for their college apps.”

“Of all the things that I’ve done, I think Student Council has opened up more opportunities for me to grow as a person,” said Sarah Danson, senior class vice president.  “We’ve had to give speeches, we’ve done the distinguished alumni assembly, we’ve done conferences. It’s just opened up so many doors for me to do other things outside of Student Council as well.”

Student council also teaches students how to better work as a team.

Murphy and Danson have not only had to work as a team with the whole Student Council, they have also had to learn how to work closely with each other.

“There’s definitely a distinction with the name, vice president and president, but really as far as the amount of work and the amount of how much our opinions are weighted and how much people value our opinions is really equal,” said Murphy.

Campaign week for the 2015 elections is April 13-17 and elections take place on April 17. The club is looking for students who are motivated to create change for their school, and students who love Evanston.

Students interested in joining Student Council or running for a position should see Ms. Boyd and start attending the club’s    Tuesday and Wednesday board meetings.

“We like to say it’s the club of clubs, and I think that’s true. Student Council is the club of clubs,” said Murphy.