The Milbank High School student council was recently named Outstanding Student Council by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The group will be receiving their award at the state convention next week.
The activities association implemented the incentive program in 1989 in an effort to increase the number of schools involved with student council. The purpose of the award is to honor and recognize those councils that have well-rounded programs, are active at the local and state level, and have done an exemplary job in their school.
The self-evaluation project assesses the organizational structure of each council as well as its achievements in the areas of school attitudes, education, health, safety and chemical awareness, leadership, fundraising, public relations, community and school service, social and recreational activities, and sportsmanship.
The MHS student council is responsible each year for organizing activities for Homecoming and Coronation and Spring Fling. The group also raises funds to donate to charities in the community. The council presented funds this year to Grant County Combined Appeal, Children’s Miracle Network, Bulldogs Fighting Cancer, and the Avera Milbank Hospital Building Fund. It’s most recent donation of $250 was given to the Milbank Endowment Fund which was established to enhance and create academic programs to meet the needs and expand the horizons of all students.
Student council members pictured back row left to right are: Chris Loutsch, Jake Sandvig, Albert Pavlinac, Connor Lightfield, Tanner Gauer, Sophia Seffrood, and Molly Rick. Middle row: Shauna Pauli, Morgan Schmitt, Elisabeth Schwenn, Hannah Rick, Paige Johnson, and Brianna Schreurs. Front row: Courtney Lusk, Marylynn Fields with the Milbank Endowment Fund, Mikayla Street, and Mackayla Schuelke.
Student council advisors for MHS are Kathy Sussex and Nancy Paulson.