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Hurricane Harvey, Homecoming & Halloween: How student council is making it happen
October 1, 2017
James Buchanan’s biggest events this autumn all happen thanks to our Student Council organization, who have maximized their community impact despite school being in session only a little over a month.
Student Council members created this year’s Homecoming theme, Hollywood, and they are in full preparation mode and plan on packing tons of glitz and glam into the screen-worthy weekend.
“Expect a red carpet entrance at the dance,” said Shaelyn kaiser, 11, who along with Victoria Hutchinson, 11, and Kristin Embly, 11, are the chairs of the dance this year.
The Homecoming week kicks off with different themed spirit days, the pep rally on Friday, the Homecoming parade and the game to follow.
“We’ve planned some fun games and performances for it (the pep rally)” Hutchinson said. The trio also revealed to expect some emceeing from Kaiser and fellow student Council member Bergen Stevens,11.
Other than putting all their effort into Homecoming preparations, Student Council has also been helping in the Hurricane Harvey relief.
“We put a box in the office to bring food, water, clothes and supplies in,” StuCo president Amber Brindle, 12, said.
They’ve been collecting more than supplies but also money through a hat day they sponsored to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort.
“We ended up taking three carloads down to the drop-off station and helped organize it,” Brindle said.
On top of organizing Homecoming and assisting in the hurricane efforts, Student Council also is leaping into fall with the start of Halloween festivities.
They plan to include the annual pumpkin-decorating contest and costume-judging around Halloween.
Student Council spends all year drawing up new ideas and plans for exciting activities and there’s no doubt this year they will continue to provide memorable events for the school.