The Newberry Academy Student Government has already kicked off a school year full of projects and activities at Newberry Academy.
Five members of student government will travel to the state house in Columbia on Thursday to attend the South Carolina Independent Schools Student Association’s fall conference.
One major project that student government is planning is to plant a memorial garden on campus in memory of the late Jane Riggin, a former teacher at Newberry Academy. The garden will be located just behind the front building of the school.
The annual ink cartridge project is also under way. The purpose of this project is to collect and recycle used ink cartridges. This will not only encourage recycling and an eco-friendly campus, but it will also help to support the Newberry Academy Student Government.
The Newberry Academy Student Government officers for the 2012-13 were elected at the end of last school year in May. They are Brianna Kinard, treasurer; Carman Franklin, secretary; Amanda Crayne, vice-president; and Jake Buzhardt, president. Crayne was also elected to the office of historian at the state level at last year’s spring convention.
Other projects planned for this year include a Newberry Academy apparel sale to be held later this year and activities for spirit week and homecoming this winter.
The Newberry Academy Student Government is looking forward with excitement to the rest of this school year.