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Student representative, Jaden Beyer, provided a letter on high school happenings at recent school board meeting

A student representative from Molalla High School, Jaden Beyer, supplied the community with an update at a recent school board meeting on what's going on at the high school including Share the Love, club activities and a new method of voting on court royalty.

Each year, a Molalla High School student serves as the student representative to the school board. This year, two are serving in that position. Brice Sperl is filling the role for the first and third trimesters and Beyer for the second trimester.

Beyer was scheduled to be sworn in to the position at the Jan. 10 school board meeting, but was home sick. However, she sent a thorough report to be read at the meeting.

She noted in the report that students are currently forecasting their classes for next year, everyone is focusing on good attendance, and leadership is planning for Share the Love.

"Share the Love planning is well underway," Beyer's report said. "Leadership class is working hard in and out of school to get prepared for February and the opening assembly on the first, which is open to community members."

She pointed out that the Share the Love calendar can be found on the Share the Love Facebook and Instagram pages.

PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Students at Molalla High perform a dance during the Share the Love closing assembly.

Share the Love will be the students' first go at a new method of voting for courts. Now, in-season clubs or sports groups will nominate people to be voted on, and the student body will vote online for the winners.

"Our goal in this is to eliminate gender specification and eliminate the idea that courts are 'popularity contests,' " Beyer's report said. "Share the Love is our trial run for this method, and we have hope that it will run smoothly."

Beyer's report concluded by noting FFA members are practicing for competition next month and that Principal Brad Berzinski would like the student senate to be involved in helping Molalla High become more of an environment for success.

Her next report takes place during the Feb. 14 school board meeting—7 p.m. at the district office.

Kristen Wohlers
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