As a student, she focused on athletics, but as a special education teacher at Lisbon High School, Ms. Terry Trudell has decided to take on a new assignment, Student Government. On top of coaching middle school basketball this year, Ms. Trudell has begun to advise the group of 14 students in a quest to create a more involved school. “My goal with the Student Government is to make the students more involved throughout the year, rather than just on a few big events,” the advisor elaborates. Her ultimate 2008-2009 goal would include hosting some type of event once a month.

Already this year, the Student Government has done a blood drive and put on the homecoming dance. As far as the blood drive goes, Student Government volunteers got the word out effectively. This resulted in 40 pints of donated blood, and according to the American Red Cross, enough to save 120 lives. But the accomplishments don’t stop there. The group plans another drive for the spring and will host February’s winter carnival.

The compassionate Student Government consists of up to four members from each class, elected by their peers. This year’s representatives are as follows: Class of 2012 – Jada Glover, Michelle Hatherley, Kody Priddle, Zack Turner; Class of 201 – Katie Freve, Katie McManus, Kyrstin Ramich; Class of 2010 1 Caity Gamache, Theresa Jones, Emily Martin; Class of 2009 – Leah Brooks-Dunnington, Morgan Hatherley, Devon Hinkley, Sam Purcell.

Observantly, this small group of talented individuals is going to thrive with help from a motivated advisor. Good luck and keep up the great work with helping to make our school and world an efficient and more benevolent place.

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