The Bardstown High School Student Council has had a great inaugural year! They started the year by adopting a new Constitution after several meetings of discussion. Since then, they have met as a whole twice a month during the school day. Several of the committees within the Council have held separate meetings as well.
The Council is comprised of six committees, with each committee chaired by a member of the Executive Council.
- The Executive Committee sets agendas for whole Council meetings, organizes projects within committees, manages elections, and presides over Council and committee meetings
- The Leadership Committee promotes leadership within the Council and the school, organizes leadership training and retreats for Council members and other club officers, mentors underclassmen, creates leadership plans, and serves as spokespersons for the Council.
- The Service Committee plans service opportunities for Council members as well as the general student body, organizes Service Day and Career Day, and connects local service organizations to the school.
- The Public Relations Committee keeps written record of Council meetings, updates the bulletin board, promotes Council activities through print and social media, submits news to local newspapers when necessary, and organizes Council portraits.
- The Financial Committee collects dues (if mandated), organizes fundraisers, advertises fundraising opportunities, and manages the budget.
- The Spirit and Diversity Committee organizes awareness month assemblies, organizes activities that promote student life and spirit, ensures student’s voices are heard, and works in coordination with other clubs to plan annual events such as pep rallies and Powder Puff games.
The Student Council projects this year have included organizing Veterans Day activities, including a $1 Red, White & Blue Dress Down Day benefiting Nelson County United Way and delivering a signed Thank You banner to the local American Legion Post. The Council also organized an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest which raised funds for Western KY Tornado Relief Efforts. Over Christmas Break, Council members gathered at school to create posters and hang lights to ring in the new year for students’ return. Most recently, the Council organized an interactive art display for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is working on the annual Black History Month Assembly, and is planning on sponsoring a Kids Day for BES students.
This year’s Council is full of amazing student servant leaders and will continue to carry out their mission of promoting the district’s core values of innovation, excellence, and diversity, representing student body interests and concerns, and exemplifying positive student and faculty relations.
by Olivia Walton, President
Scroll through the images below to view Student Council members and positions held.