Student Council starts up again

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Student Council during its afterschool Zoom meeting. (James King/TABULAE)

Abraham Morales, Reporter

With school starting back up again, some LT clubs have decided to continue their club work virtually. One of those clubs is Student Council. Over the summer, Student Council discussed possible future student events for the 2020-2021 school year. Their main focus was hosting events for the entire LT community to boost school spirit. 

Student Council held its first school meeting on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. over Zoom to discuss future events and activities. In an effort to keep the community safe, Student Council members decided to cancel this year’s homecoming parade as well as the homecoming dance for the first semester, Student Council vice president Taylor Schullo ‘21 said. COVID-19 has posed many challenges for Student Council members as they have had to adapt to a mostly virtual environment, not only for their meetings but also for the events that they plan.

“[Student Council] is looking at ways that they might be able to recreate some of those [events] or provide alternatives so that everybody still stays engaged with the school,” Student Council sponsor Peter Geddeis said.

One of the events Student Council is trying to recreate, in a safe manner, is hosting spirit week virtually this school year. All the details of the virtual spirit week are still being worked out, but Student Council is planning on hosting the event in early-to-mid October, Schullo said. 

“We’re [planning on] doing [a virtual] spirit week with online competitions, virtual themes and spirit days, sometime this October,” Student Council president James King ‘21 said.

Student Council hopes to bring back school spirit to the LT community and is optimistic that this virtual spirit week will do just that.