EASLEY — As Easley High School kicks off the 2014-2015 school year, there are a few students who have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.
The Student Council of EHS has been preparing all summer to make this a year to remember. Throughout the past few months this group has dedicated time, service, and enthusiasm to the school as well as the community.
EHS Student Council began their summer work at Easley with a three-day leadership camp. During these days Student Council not only shared their ideas and goals for this year, but they were able to be inspired by other Easley legends and leaders who hold EHS as special place in their heart.
The students participated in team bonding activities, ate awesome food prepared by numerous EHS staff members, and painted welcome back signs for every teacher. The Council also had the privilege of camping out in the center of the football field and basketball court.
“This was a great honor, and we had a blast preparing for the upcoming year,” said Eliza Finley, council historian.
EHS Student Council also reached out to younger students at Dacusville Middle School’s leadership camp.
Student leaders gave tips to the DMS Student Council about ways they can improve past events, small things they can do, and ways to encourage their peers to participate in school activities.
“The student leaders at DMS think we came only to help them, but it is more accurate to say THEY taught US multiple things about strong school spirit,” said Abby Bridges, vice president of the student body.
On Aug. 14, the Student Council of EHS sent 17 student representatives to assist in the cleaning and remodeling of the old Liberty Middle School. This building is being converted into a kitchen for Meals on Wheels.
By working, each student raised money to go toward the Meals on Wheels foundation.
After shoveling bricks, picking up wires, and unloading wheelbarrows it was clear their hard work had paid off. EHS Student Council is always open to helping the community and giving back to those who are less fortunate than they are.
Easley High School is a place remembered and cherished by many. Student council is so grateful to know their peers have chosen them to represent such a beloved school.