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 KHS Student Council Represents Student Body

October 17, 2007 - The student council of Knightstown High School's primary responsibility is to provide the leadership for the student body.

This organization acts as a go-between for the students and administration, faculty, and staff. The student council works hard to deal with the concerns and hopes of the student body to make Knightstown High School a better place. A small but committed group of students have decided to participate in fulfilling these obligations. In order to be a member of student council, students must fill out a petition. They must get the signatures of 10 students, four teachers, and their parents in support of their participation. In addition, each student must submit their grade point average. Students must be in good academic and behavior standing respectively to be involved.

Students who have met these qualifications are then eligible for election, in which all students vote for their representatives. Election winners represent Knightstown High School's student body, via the student council, school year.

This year, student council representatives include seniors Sarah Tabb, president; Laura McCaffrey, vice-president; Jenna Hermida, secretary; Katie Tompkins, treasurer; Emily Trent, historian; and Kynten Hannon. Junior class representatives include Lindsey Gaddis, Cassie House, Pam Crawford, Crystal Heim, Hannah Doubman, Abbi Haines, Breanna Spence, Lydia Long, and Jordan Moss. Sophomore class representatives include Kaylon King, Chris McGraw, Lindsay Kennedy, Dalton Rinehart, Jessica Huffman, Samantha McCorkle. and Brittney Horth. Freshman class representatives include Ben Angel, Kamron Beavers and Casi Conley. Teachers Kelli Wiley and Rana Rodeffer serve as student council co-sponsors.

The KHS student council is one of the school’s most active organizations. Some of the activities that the student council sponsors include homecoming, blood drives, dances, dodge ball tournaments, teacher appreciation luncheons and painting panther paws on the parking lot entryways.

The biggest event the student council orchestrates each year is the week-long homecoming event. The student council determines dress up days for the week to help bolster spirit for the Panther football team. An annual Powder Puff game in held on Wednesday of homecoming week. In the Powder Puff game, a team of girls of each class get to try their hand at the game of football. The boys, on the other hand, act as coaches or the cheerleaders for the girls from their class. It is a fun event for all involved. Friday of homecoming week is a busy day for the student council. In the afternoon, the student council puts on a pep session. The pep session consist of skits, band numbers, dance routines, cheers, and games to encourage the football team as well as the student body to have spirit for their school. That evening, the student council introduces the homecoming court at the halftime of the game. After the introductions, a new king, queen, prince, and princess are named. Also, during halftime, the class floats make their way across the track in front of the stands filled of cheering Panther fans. Following the game, a homecoming dance concludes the week's festivities.

All in all, it is a big week and requires a great deal of effort and work on the part of the student council to make it successful. Currently, the student council is in different phases of getting two new resolutions adopted with administration approval. The first one involves letting Mr. Dukeman's Advanced Placement art class students paint the ceiling tiles much like what was done in the old high school. The second involves allowing senior students to purchase spots in the parking lot to paint for a nominal fee for the year. The hope of student council is that in adopting these new resolutions it will encourage student pride in Knightstown High School. The student council of Knightstown High looks forward to a good and productive year. It would also welcome and appreciate community support.


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