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ELC Student Council honored

By Staff | Sep 5, 2009

The announcement that the Estherville Lincoln Central High School Student Council is in line for a prestigious award was the optimal way to end the first week of the 2009-10 school year.

High School Principal Frank Christenson was elated when giving the news over the public address system that the student council members from the 2008-09 school year were awarded the Honor Council Award.

In a letter addressed to Steve McCauley, student council advisor, Kelly Neiber who is the Iowa Student Leadership Conference Director in Ames wrote, “You and your council members are to be commended on your continued efforts in student leadership.”

McCauley said student council members were excited last autumn when they attended the conference and witnessed the recognition of 15 Iowa schools. “On the way home, we discussed how we do so many of the same activities that these schools had done. We made plans to create the honor council scrapbook. It is a big deal to be recognized as an honor council.”

He said about six-seven student council members will be traveling to Ames for the conference on Monday, Oct. 26 at CY Stephens Auditorium on the campus of Iowa State University. Receiving the school’s award with be Erin Kirchner, president and Morgan Schichtl, vice president.

“It was under Taylor Jacobson’s leadership as last year’s president that we are being recognized this year. The scrapbook committee, chaired by Emily Chrestiansen, went above and beyond for this recognition. The work on the scrapbook was phenomenal,” McCauley said.

“We’re excited to be going down to receive the Honor Council Award,” said Kirchner. “This is really neat for our student council to be receiving this award as we tried really hard to get recognized. I’m really proud at how hard student council members have worked at being leaders and helping with activities sponsored by student council.”

McCauley also commented that this year’s student council will make application also for the Honor Council Award.