April 16, 2015 -- On April 11, these fifteen Salem Upper Elementary students participated in the regional MCTM math contest in Rolla. They represented Salem Upper Elementary very well by their excellent participation and respectful behavior.
Missouri Association of Student Councils State Convention by Josh Sirois
April 6, 2015 -- As the Salem High School Student Council President for the 2014-2015 school year, I had the pleasure of representing SHS at the annual Missouri Association of Student Councils State Convention. From May 20th-22nd, I was accompanied by three other members of our local council (Cameron Chilton, Austin Reed, and Aaron Hodges) at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Missouri. On day one, we made the seemingly endless trek to Riverside and were greeted with traditional StuCo cheers and chants upon arrival to the high school. The convention kicked off with an incredible opening ceremony featuring the school's drum line, dance team, and even an Olympic gold medalist speaker. Upon completion of the opening ceremony, the guys and I met our host family. Student Council has made a tradition of finding homes willing and capable of housing students during the convention each year. After a good night's rest, we were up and going early the following morning to start our day of learning. On day two of the convention we heard from numerous speakers, attended several workshops, and drilled with the ROTC. Topics included the four types of love and how to use them, blood drives and fundraising, team building, and a wide variety of other leadership tools. Day two ended with a color dance, a movie, and arts and crafts. Fun was had by all. Day three came early the next day, being exhausted by the activities of the previous day. After special recognition of students, sponsors, and schools, the convention was over. Well, it was over after the Duck Dance, of course. The convention came and went quickly, new ideas and fun experiences filling each moment. Being recently re-elected as President of the SHS Student Council for the 2015-2016 school year, I'm thrilled to put new ideas and new skills learned at the convention to work in the coming school year as our council serves the student body, school, and community. Our goal as a council is to make Salem High School a fun place to be and, therefore, a fun place to learn.
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