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
2015-2016 Executive Board
Governor: Noah Dannenberg
Lt. Governor: Seth Patterson
Executive Secretary: Rebecca Cheney
Executive Treasurer: Nicole Oppermann
Historian: Hannah Smock
Advisor: Meredith Anderson
Snowgoing Spirit Week - February16-19
He-man Volleyball Game - February 17
Snowgoing Dance - February 20, 8-11 p.m.
Prom - April 23, 8-11 p.m.
Technology: This committee makes videos highlighting staff, students and events at GHS.
Community Service (CS): Each year, Senate chooses a charity to support. This committee organizes fundraising events for the charity.
Student Assemblies (SA): This committee plans spirit week and awareness assemblies throughout the year.
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. Each teacher has a recycling bin in his or her classroom, and there are bins in the hallways as well. The Student Senate members empty the recycling bins into a trailer, and then it is unloaded at the recycling center.
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.