At the 73rd annual Louisiana Association of Students Councils Convention, hosted by Northwood High School in Shreveport, West Monroe High School was chosen to serve as the State President. Junior Cooper Thornton will serve as the student representative for that esteemed position.
“Student Council has been such a blessing in my life and has allowed me to make connections and meet people I never would have otherwise,” Thornton said. “It is such an honor to be able to represent West Monroe High School and the LASC President. I wouldn’t have been able to get to the position I am in without the help and mentorship from God and our community.”
The annual convention is a youth-oriented convention where students can hear inspirational speakers, exchange ideas and learn from their peers and network with other young adult leaders.
While at the convention, several student council members from West Monroe High School had the opportunity to hear an inspirational message from Songwriter and recording artist Monte Selby. He works with thousands of students each year speaking at leadership conferences, providing student assemblies, and writing songs as a powerful literacy event.
Thornton said he chose to join Student Council so he could lead his fellow classmates and make school a more enjoyable experience.
If your school (middle or high school) does not currently have a Student Council or Student Government Association, West Monroe High School student council officers and advisors are willing to help schools start their own council or help existing councils become active in the state organization.
This year all state dues have been cancelled so schools can join for free for their first year of membership. For more information, reach out to Krista Jones (WMHS and District VIII Advisor) at email@example.com