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Dear potential candidate or the 2009–2010 Student Council elections:Student Council is an organization o students dedicated to reviving school spirit and making critical improve-ments in and around the school, with responsibilities in areas encompassing school unctions and student lie. Witheach school year, a new set o members brings new ideas to the table, and each member’s unique creativity andtalents are harnessed or the benet o the entire student body. Collectively, the councils o the past have begun newtraditions, built upon older customs, and made signicant impacts in the school. The bar rises higher and higher eachyear, and next year’s council has their work cut out or them. That’s where
come in.This is your opportunity to make a commitment to your school and to your ellow students. Once you’re in, you’recommitted to the poster parties, the late nights, the debates, the meetings and the planning. You’re determined toput orth all o your eort while maintaining a high academic average and juggling extracurricular activities. You’reopen minded to change, fexible, and most importantly, prepared to take on the position o a role model and leader.High school may seem like a long our years, but these are the years that fy by most quickly. Student Council willoccupy a large chunk o the limited time you have available, yet this also means that the people you meet, the eventsyou plan and attend, and the experiences and skills you acquire will also have the greatest positive impact on yourcharacter and development as an individual. The memories you create will be everlasting, and looking back, thoseare the memories you can refect on proudly. The nal outcome o being on Student Council is one that is well worththe campaigning, pressure, stress, nerves, and restless nights. Like all commitments, sacrices must be made, butthere is purpose to your sacrices and reason or your cause. Student Council is about personality, creativity, teamwork, and dedication. Once you’re in, there’s no turning back, and you may also soon nd that you wouldn’t want toanyway, even i you could. StuCo is a liestyle, a responsibility, and an opportunity.The ollowing job descriptions have been compiled by current Student Council members, drawing on a rich historyo past election documents. Read them careully, choose wisely. All the best luck with your endeavours!
(To run or this position, you must be entering grade 12)
Current: Fiona Chui
The President o Student Council has the responsibility o being the chie representative or the student population oRHHS. As such, you will be speaking regularly with the administration, teachers, custodial sta and secretaries. Yourpresence will be required at many meetings (these include School Council, YRPC, Student Council and even StaMeetings) and you must possess essential interpersonal qualities. As a leader and a diplomat, your role on StudentCouncil demands proessionalism, and the utmost dedication. You must lead the council as you plan annual socialoccasions and are required to represent the students at events and ceremonies both inside (Grade 8 Orientation,Parents Night, etc.) and outside the school (conerences). Meanwhile, you must take on several smaller, but still im-portant duties that need to be completed. It is a very demanding job but also incredibly rewarding at the same time.You will need to learn how to work with people and make every eort to bring the group together. You may also needto make some personal sacrices in order to make the commitment necessary, but every sacrice is well worth thenal reward. Most o all, you must possess a genuine love or the school and its student body, and make every pos-sible eort to make it better, happier, and prouder.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, May 6
Student Council 2008–2009