Student Council celebrates student leaders

By Kaitlyn Resline

Editor-in-Chief

Leaders motivate, inspire, and guide. Sometimes they stand out in front and sometimes they get out of the way of their talented teammates. Whatever the style, Red Lion Student Council will sponsor a leadership week to recognize leaders from many different clubs and organizations.

RLASHS’s Student Leadership Week takes place from April 19 to 25 to correspond with the National Student Leadership Week

“What we do is we want to celebrate the other student leaders besides Student Council in both our school and in the community,” Haley McCartney, treasurer and head of fundraising committee for Student Council, said.

This year’s theme for Student Leadership Week is “Leadership Unlimited.” McCartney said the theme reflects this past year, how to keep moving forward, and know that leadership is unlimited no matter the circumstances. 

Since RLASHS closed last school year before Student Leadership Week, this year, Student Council has planned more activities than ever.  

They plan to send cards to junior firefighters, send emails to sport captains, create a LEAD mural with photos of sports captains and club officers, and host a banquet for club leaders.

The banquet will take place Thursday, April 22, during AP and sixth period. Student Council used to hold a catered breakfast in the commons, but this year student leaders will receive goody bags of prepackaged items in the auditorium. 

They also have a spirit week and a quote of the day for every day during Student Leadership Week. 

Student Leadership Week ties into Student Council’s “why statement,” which is “To be the leaders that serve our school and community by doing all that we can for others, so that students can feel heard and grow from our help,” McCartney said. 

“The reason for leadership week is, well, why aren’t sports captains known as leaders, why aren’t the FFA or National Honors Society, why aren’t they getting recognition?” McCartney said. “So that’s why we implemented this national week into our school, to support all of the student leaders.”

Student Council member Abigail Gingrich displays the poster she created for Student Leadership Week. She also designed the cards sent to junior firefighters.

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