NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Student Government Association attended the South Carolina Association of Student Councils state convention at Cane Bay High School from March 17 through March 19.
The convention was attended by middle schools and high schools from all over South Carolina. The Student Government Association earned several honors while at the state convention.
Senior Lauren Yoder was inducted into the Terry McCoy Leadership Hall of Fame. Nominees to the Leadership Hall of Fame are expected to demonstrate teamwork, humility, courage, good listening skills, ability to think smart, respect opinions, share with others, meet deadlines, work and persevere while smiling, be passionate and enthusiastic, and have strong leadership skills.
SGA entered several of their projects carried out at NHS to be judged in a category including several of the state’s 1A, 2A, and 3A high schools. They won first place in school service for their work with freshman orientation this year.
The students planned, filmed, edited, and presented a video, Gabe’s First Day, to introduce incoming freshman to the high school. They also worked with small groups to do icebreakers and school tours.
The council also won second place in school spirit for their lunchtime pep rallies this school year. Students had the opportunity to play cornhole, enjoy snowcones, and get their faces painted in the quad on Football Fridays. This was a great way to increase school spirit without losing instructional time.
SGA was named a gold level Honor Council for their work around the school and in the community. To be recognized as a gold-level Honor Council, SGA had to meet a certain number of points in the categories of school service, community service, activities to promote school pride, recreational activities for school enjoyment, spirit activities, recognition activities, and leadership activities.
The service activities at NHS continue into the spring. Beginning March 27, SGA will sponsor their first Spring Fling, a spirit week with activities to raise money for March of Dimes.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events during the school day, and all funds raised will support the March of Dimes. The week will culminate with a bicycle parade and pep rally.
The Newberry High School Student Government Association will hold a Sonic Night on March 28 and will be at Newberry Pelicans on March 30. Both businesses will donate a portion of sales to the council for the March of Dimes fundraiser.
The members of the council are Alyssa Aguilar, Jordan Alvarez, Cole Boozer, Keenan Cannon, Elizabeth Carter, Katie Chappell, Jordyn Clark, Candace Coleman, Alexis Coulombe, Ashlei Gallman, Shelsey Guevara, Gabe Harmon, Delaney Humphries, Lydia Kinard, Parker Kinard, Angel Kumari, Grace Lindsay, Trabia McFall, Sarah Mohler, Luis Mora, Anaiah Neal, Danielle Reeder, Marianna Robertson, Narvice Rutherford, Constance Salerno, Darius Stephens-York, Marcy Whelchel, Graceann White, Marylane Wilkerson, Cooper Wilson, Taylor Wise and Lauren Yoder.