Board Approves Student Council
By Matthew Stefanski
On Tuesday November 15, the Victory Christian Academy (VCA) School Board officially approved the high school student council as an official extracurricular activity. The approval of the council is a huge step toward more coordinated student activities and communication at VCA. “I think the student council will bring a sense of responsibility to the student body. We’re not just high schoolers. We can make a difference throughout our school,” said Student Council Member, junior Kody Lindgren.
“We’re looking to expand our extra-curricular activities outside of athletics,” stated Joyce Folk, Administrator of VCA. Folk said that she was encouraged by the formation of the council.
An attempt to organize a student council was made during the 2010-2011 school year, but the plan fell through due to lack of time and resources. Early into the 2011-2012 school year, History Teacher Mr. Rick Jones was approached by a group of students who wanted to form a student council. Jones was impressed by the ambitious students and agreed to become the adviser.
“I think the key is that the student council came about as a result of student desire,” he said, “Since the students are interested and came to me about the council, the only outcome can be positive.”
The council did not waste any time. They organized the first official project after the school board approval: a recycling project that will encourage students to be environmentally conscious. Material that can be recycled is often wasted at VCA, and the council hopes to educate students to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The student council is committed to promote school events and create positive change throughout the student body. The group faces many challenges and roadblocks ahead, but is truly committed to make the council succeed.
“We hope to strengthen school spirit and the relationship between students and the administration. Our members work together for the common good of the school.” said Jones.