I would not want to be at any other school. Wearing the red, black and white is something I take pride in. Being secretary and currently and hopefully president next year, I want to keep Central’s spirit up and the traditions going that make us all love Central. Without the council we cannot do anything. Some people think we just sit around and talk, but we work very hard. I can definitely say that student council is more than just talking. Personally, joining the council gave me a huge boost of confidence, broadened my friend circle, made me more well-known around the school and most importantly, made me feel a part of the Central family.
Former president Megan McCarville said, “Being on the council has benefited me going into college, for example I have better organization skills, I have a bigger appreciation for the people who plan school events and I’m not afraid to talk in front of people anymore.”
Barrie Central’s student council’s job is to keep the spirit and soul of the school going. If we as a council can get more students to look forward to school because of our events or make a student’s day because they won a prize, it’s worth it to us. We can’t figure out why fewer and fewer students are participating in spirit weeks. It doesn’t matter if you’re in grade 9 or 12. You should go full out and really participate! Who cares if you look silly? That’s the point! High school is supposed to be some of the best years of your life where you create great memories, like at a white attire dance or during a spirit week wearing your ugly sweater. Yes, you’re supposed to work hard, but you have to have a little fun while you’re doing it.
Our council meets every Wednesdays in the native studies room, room 109. All I’m asking is for you, Central students, to come and voice your opinion, give us your thoughts and join the council to make a difference in the school you’re coming to every day. Several students complain about certain events or spirit days we pick…. SO JOIN THE COUNCIL!!! That way we can hear what you think, and we are always looking for more ideas. I don’t think students realize the amount of work and dedication it takes to plan these events. People think that if they don’t join someone else will but that’s not the case. All our members get up extra early to put all the hearts up for Valentine’s Day, we hand make candy grams, stay late to set up dance equipment and take it down, etc.
If all the students still want to have these things happen we need more members. Central is just a 171-year old institution. It’s the students and staff that make an impact, and it’s the traditions and memories we create that make Central a memorable and special place to learn in. We want to make improvements for next year and all the years to come but we won’t be able to do it with only a handful of members. Help us to make Central even better!