Student Senate Recap: Picnic Looms Ahead


Olivia Lusala

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The Student Senate meeting on May 23, 2018, began with students volunteering to help set up and clean up the Senior Picnic which will take place today from 12:15-1:15.

The Senate held elections for secretary and treasurer for the 2018-19 school year. Liza Sarsfield ’19 ran uncontested for secretary.

“What we’re thinking for secretary is to have…Google Slides…[and] a Google calendar where we can see what Student Senate will be up to,” Vice President Naomi Meurice ’19 said. “Maybe have some social media where we can tweet out what the Senate has going on.”

Sarsfield gave a brief speech about why she should be elected.

“I’m dedicated to Student Senate…and I’m pretty good with all that technology stuff that the secretary does,” Sarsfield said. “I’m good with staying organized and keeping myself organized with calendars…so I think I could help the Senate do that.”

Rachael Volkman ’19 ran uncontested for treasurer.

“I can work with Chip and I know how Google Docs work, so we could establish a budget,” Volkman said. “Even though math isn’t my best subject, I’m okay at it.”

The Homecoming Court survey was reviewed and it was decided that students would be able to determine their preferred gender in the voting and a third “royalty” class would be established for the court.

“We are going to have the ‘opt-in’ version,” Tyne said. “Basically, it’s all about advertising it.”

“You select 14 kings and 14 queens unless there’s somebody else from the royalty category you want, and if you pick a royalty person then you delete one of your king and queen choices,” faculty adviser Steve Tygrett said.

The gazebo to be placed on the grounds is in the process of design and construction.

“I suggest that Student Senate cover a portion of [the costs,” faculty adviser Chip Hardesty said. “Then the gazebo will be owned by City High.”

The Senate discussed its finances.

“In March we had about $7,400,” faculty adviser Steve Tygrett. “After prom money I’m guessing we’ll have $5,000. We need to start the year off with $3,000 in order to pay for Homecoming.”

The Student Senate meets every Wednesday from 8:15-8:45 in room 3311. To learn more, please contact Steve Tygrett, the primary faculty adviser, or attend meetings, which are open to all students.