Student Council builds relationships and leadership skills


Averie Hernandez, Staff reporter

Student council is an amazing club for all different age groups to get involved with the school as well as meeting others. Freshman through seniors learn leadership and communication skills as well as time management and what it means to work together as a team.

Student council is sponsored by Mrs. Nichols, who works in the IMC, and run by the student board, which are the top seniors each year. They are a hard-working group of individuals that helps the school with almost all of their events.

Many people think the student council is simply another club to put on a resume, recommendation letter, or college application. Although it can be all of those things, it’s main purpose is to teach students  the ability to lead, problem solve, and create relationships that will last a lifetime.

Junior Leah Swingler, who has been a part of the student council since she was a freshman, said, “Since joining student council I’ve learned that there are so many little things we can do around the school that make such a big difference. Some of my favorite events are homecoming decorating and the lollipop sale!”

Senior Shayla Belikowski said, “I would recommend this club to others because it’s a great way to get involved in Normal West quickly. My favorite events to help with are homecoming decorating in the school hallways and King of Hearts.”

Student council is starting to plan for homecoming week that is coming up on October 9th. Each of the different grades have the opportunity to decorate their entire hallway at Normal West with whatever theme they are wanting to create. Not only do they take care of decorating each hallway, but are responsible for homecoming assemblies and Homecoming court.