By Jessica Conrad
Cougar News Blog
Cactus Canyon Junior High’s Student Council has added six new seventh graders to their group this past month. The council now has a total of 15 members.
Student Council adviser Jason Davis, calls himself lucky to have the new addition to the group.
“I was very lucky,” said Davis. “Only six students turned in completed applications and they were all great kids. They were all accepted and I didn’t have to say no to anyone. Telling kids no is awful and I’m really glad I didn’t have to do it this time.”
Davis was looking for students who want to be in StuCo because they want to participate and want to do things that StuCo does. He wanted people who were willing to be a part of their group and be excited about it, even if they have to give up some of their own time.
“We have a lot of fun, but things like selling dance tickets during your lunch are not always so great,” says Davis.
The new StuCo members began their first day on the first day of the second quarter, which was right after fall break. The returning students were busy working on the Halloween dance. The new members had to quickly get to work, without having any bonding time with the older members.
“I wish we had more time for everyone to get to know each other, but we’re a small council at the beginning of the year and it’s hard to get everything done,” said Davis. “We are going from 10 members to 15, which will help us be much more productive.”
Davis and the StuCo members were excited to have the new seventh graders come in. They think it’ll be easier to do future events with the extra help.
“I never feel like we’re a complete group until we get the seventh graders in,” said Davis. “It sounds cheesy, but now that we have them, I feel like we’re “whole.”
The next event StuCo is planning is the Winter Social on Wednesday, Dec. 17. This year’s theme is Candyland.