High School Student Council Holds First Meeting

posted Mar 17, 2011, 9:13 AM by fr.irenei@stjohnsacademysf.org
Earlier this month, on 3rd March 2011, the High School held the first session of its newly formed Student Council. The meeting was presided over by the president, recently-elected Senior student, Elizabeth Kotar.

During the meeting, a communications officer was assigned (Maria Leshchenko) to coordinate events, meetings, and social media; and a financial officer (Steven Phillipoff) was elected to oversee fundraising. Anton Preyomishev and Rodion Beraya were delegated to organize after-school sporting activities for the High School.

The council also decided to pursue several fundraising opportunities, such as a prospective baking club, in order to raise money for several Orthodox and humanitarian causes, including earthquake relief for New Zealand.

We are all very excited at this opportunity for our high schoolers to take an active part in their local Orthodox community, to become stewards of their future, and to encourage almsgiving, especially during the current Lenten period.