Three Baker High School students and their advisor Terry Curry traveled to Miles City for the State Student Council Conference, Oct. 20-21.
Posted November 15, 2013
Three Baker High School students and their advisor Terry Curry traveled to Miles City for the State Student Council Conference, Oct. 20-21. There were approximately 400 students and advisors who came together there to become exceptional leaders. The theme for the conference was “Changing the Climate”, which means try to change the climate in your own schools by making a difference.
Student and advisor leadership workshops were sponsored by different schools from around the state. Keynote speakers took the stage to teach and motivate attendees. One of the speakers was Amanda Hammett, a Montana native from Missoula. She spoke about community unity and “lessons for when life trips you up”. Another presenter was Scott Greenberg, who asked students to forget about hang-ups and adversity to become a leader.
The Make-A-Wish program is a state charity, and every year schools bring money they have earned to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year part of the money actually went to a young boy from Miles City to pay for his wish. The rest of the money goes to Make-A-wish to help pay for other wishes in the state. Over $9,000 was donated by Student Councils from across the state.
Once again, Baker High School showed its generosity by donating the largest amount of money for a Class B school, and was second in the state overall with their donation of $862.30. Students at BHS had a penny war the week before the convention to earn money to donate. The BHS Student Council also donated an extra $500.
The following is a list of money earned by Baker High School students. Winners were the juniors for the smallest negative of pennies, and the freshmen for the most money. Staff – $23.72 (-22.88); 7th grade – $15.39 (-11.71); 8th grade – $59.02 (-29.08); freshmen – $102.81 (-13.12); sophomores – $33.47 (-17.93); juniors – $31.35 (-1.05); seniors – $96.54 (-49.86