Student Council Notes: December Meeting
by Matthew Ryan
On December 11, 2013 the Student Council met at Braintree High School’s auditorium. About forty students attended the meeting ranging from freshmen to senior class. The students were seated by grade while their four officers sat on stage helping out Ms. Forger.
Each grade’s president had the opportunity to stand up and report all the accomplishments that been done since their last meeting. Some of the topics that were discussed included the Powderpuff game and the bake sale. One upcoming event on the agenda was Adopt-A-Family, organized by Student Council. Food, clothes, and other items were donated to twenty seven chosen families this year. Groups such as Gay Straight Alliance and Spanish National Honor Society, as well as many other students and families helped out by donating. On December 12, the presents were all brought into one room and sectioned off into different zones so that they could be checked off and put into holiday themed bags for the families. To eliminate confusion they didn’t wrap the child’s presents, but instead donated wrapping paper so that the parents could wrap them.
Also on the agenda was an event the council is hoping on bringing back this year. It was started two years ago in hopes of raising money for a scholarship in honor of the late Mr. Piazza, a Braintree math teacher that lost his fight with cancer. The fundraiser, Hoops for Hope, is a faculty vs varsity basketball game. ‘I Hate Cancer’ shirts were sold at the event to raise more money for the scholarship.
Throughout the school year, each grade has a chance to decorate the display case located in the front lobby. The seniors have the display case in the month of May. Juniors have it in February, sophomores in March, and freshman in June. There were some thoughts of having January be a sort of “New Year, New You” slogan, while April might be dedicated to Boston.
All in all the meeting was very productive. Everyone there was involved in the subjects and cared about making the school a better place.