Student reports high school happenings
When student representative Jaden Beyer gave her report to the school board on Thursday, Feb. 21, she admitted it was hard to think about anything but Share the Love at that point, but still managed to highlight the other things happening at Molalla High School this month.
At the time of her report, the Share the Love closing assembly was happening the next day, and leadership would reveal a more-than $90,000 check for the families chosen as recipients this year.
Beyer said students had been working hard on events and fundraisers for Share the Love and would be preparing write-ups about each event.
But outside of the formal Share the Love event, Beyer described how students are sharing the love in a different way.
"There's now decorative quotes in the commons bathrooms as part of the school beautification project that's been underway and in discussion within student senate for several months now," Beyer told the board and attendees.
She also highlighted winter sports, noting the wrestling team is sending seven members to state and the swimming team sent six to state.
Student clubs were busy during the month of February too.
The FBLA club was successful at regionals and is sending about 15 students to state. Beyer said the club also held an American Enterprise project at the middle and elementary schools.
The FFA club too did well at their recent competition.
"FFA recently had great success at the Mount Hood district convention," Beyer said.
Two Molalla chapter members were elected as 2019-20 Mount Hood district officers—Emilie Mendoza as president and Natalee Litchfield as vice president. The parliamentary procedure teams both won first place, and many more did well in other categories.
The Molalla Thespian Association is preparing for its upcoming play, "The Wizard of Oz," Beyer said, but no date has been set for the performance.
Lastly, students are busy preparing for finals as the end of the trimester approaches.
During the session, Beyer also took her oath of office as the student representative to the board for this term, since she was unable to attend the January meeting.