Student Senate is a class taken at the high school that provides students who have shown exceptional work ethic and participation in their classes with the honor of having a say in the activities and workings of the school. The members of the Senate are voted for by their peers, and the top seven for each grade level are selected to represent the class in student government.
What Senate Does
Student Senate is involved in many events in the school as well as in the community. Senators are also influential in making many decisions for the school including the Homecoming and Snowgoing Spirit Week events and dress days. Here is a list of the events that Senate has recently worked on:
Organizing the Homecoming Dance
Constructing of Class Homecoming Floats
Building Class Homecoming Showcases
Creating Class Homecoming Banners
Organizing the Veterans' Day Assembly
Organizing Class Fundraisers
Participating in the Homecoming Parade
Handling of Powder Puff Football Game Concessions
Hosting of Spirit Week Assemblies and Activities
Making Reminders for Paying Class Dues
Creating the Senior Video
Organizing the Snowgoing Dance and Other Activities
Organizing Blood Drives
2016-2017 Executive Board
Governor: Seth Patterson
Lt. Governor: Haley Kocefas
Executive Secretary: Carlee Miller
Executive Treasurer: Alex Alma
Advisor: Meredith Anderson
Snowgoing Spirit Week - February 21-24
He-Man Volleyball Game - February 22
Snowgoing Dance - February 25
Prom - April 29
GHS Viking Pantry
Community Service (CS): Each year, Senate chooses a charity to support. This committee organizes fundraising events for the charity.
Public Relations (PR): PR makes posters to put up around the school to inform students.
Recycling: In 2007, GHS started recycling paper and plastic bottles. All teachers have recycling bins in their classrooms, and there are bins in the hallways as well.
School Improvement Team (SIT): SIT is responsible for maintaining a database with information on GHS graduates. Its members also do recycling and other activities to improve the school.
Student Assemblies (SA): SA plans spirit week and awareness assemblies throughout the year.
In December 2014, the Community Service committee delivers blankets for the animal shelter.
The Community Service Committee and Red Cross hosted a blood drive. Here Kim Cook gets her blood drawn.
Fall 2015 Video - Foreign Exchange Students
October 2014 - Ashley Branch - Student of the Month
November 2014 - Easton Farrell - Student of the Month
December 2014 - Chris Baudoux - Student of the Month