At Hillcrest Elementary and Music Magnet, we believe that we must provide multiple opportunities for our scholars to exhibit and increase their leadership skills. The Eagle Council, our Hillcrest student council, is our formal leadership experience for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. It is meant to reflect democratic principles of representative government, achieved, in part, through fair elections.
The Eagle Council sponsors, Ms. Jones and Mr. Ly, have revitalized the student council as a meaningful student engagement structure at Hillcrest. On November 8, Election Day, Hillcrest had much to celebrate in spite of the national presidential election results as our Hillcrest Eagle Council officers Cabinet was elected by the Hillcrest student electorate! Congratulations to these scholars, leaders, and winners:
President - Aaliyah G.
Vice President - Arline J.
Parliamentarian - Allison G.
Secretary - Melanie H.
Treasurer - Evelyn S.
Historian - Grace N.
Electing this all girls cabinet, the Hillcrest student voters sent a clear message that girls are smart, capable, and are most qualified to lead.
See election photos below.
Now for the real work of the Eagle Council to get under way: identifying student-led activities that they will sponsor periodically during the school year, and advocating for their student constituents by bringing their ideas for school improvement–include school spirit events, fundraisers, and field trips–to the principal and teachers.