Fischer High School’s student government has been very active after returning to entirely in-person school this past year. Over the course of the year, they have worked diligently to plan school assemblies, class trips, and fun events for the entire student body.
This year, the student government planned both grade-specific and schoolwide events. Some notable activities include the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas memorial to commemorate victims of the school shooting, the Junior class trip to Westgate River Ranch, and the annual Thanksgiving Harvest Food Drive. Usually, the school plans fundraisers and activities that include the entire student body; however, with the past two years of virtual and hybrid classes, it was much more challenging to jump back into organizing these activities. Even at the beginning of this school year, masks were mandatory, and the grades were much more separated, making it quite difficult to start the student government’s plans for the semester.
The student government, however, rose to the challenge of creating a fun year with events to bring students together. Senior class president Joseph P. said, “Student government is important because logistically, everyone, students and administration, have so much going on, and it’s good to have someone in between them to organize people.”
Joseph has been in student government since joining the Posnack School community in 6th grade. Since then, he has done his best to keep students enthusiastic and active in school-related fundraisers and events.
Student feedback was an essential element contributing to successful activities this year. The student government primarily works with the administration, and student feedback is crucial to informing their priorities.
Max. B., Fischer High School’s student body vice president, shared what he likes best about being a part of the student government. Max said, “It’s being able to hear feedback from the kids in school, and having the ability to help influence decisions and have everyone’s voice heard.”
As student body vice president, Max has been one of the top contributors to planning school events. Speaking about the juniors’ overnight trip, he said, “It was hard to plan, logistically, and there were so many things we needed to do in order to go on it. But all of our hard work paid off, and we went, and everyone had a super fun time.”
The student government is busy planning activities for the coming school year, and Max encourages students not to be afraid to join student government next year. “We’re all a team, and we’re all trying to get things done, so being able to be a representative for the student body is an honor,” Max remarked. “It’s something that I take great pride in, and I’m looking forward to next year, my senior year. I want to make sure foundations are laid for the future. It’s my job to make sure that, once I’m gone, the student government doesn’t die out. It’s all about passing on the torch.”
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