Heakin didn’t set out to become President of LKSD’s student body, but at the urging of his school’s advisor, Connie Tracy, he signed up for the task. It was at a recent district wide leadership conference where 12 schools were represented. Connie Tracy.
Tracy cut 1 “James was really into what was going on, and he was giving great suggestions and listening very intently, very involved.” :10
Heakin also serves as the Vice-President of the Eek School where he wants to make positive changes.
James cut 1 “there’s been multiple drop outs and just kids not being a part of school and I wanted to change that, to have kids think that school is fun and important.” :
James cut 4 “I want them to be better at attendance, I want them to be in school everyday, and also enjoy school every day.”
The L-K-S-D Student Government wasn’t active for 8 years. So the newly formed Student Council had to start from scratch.
James cut 2 “ lots of work these past weeks, we had to build a constitution and by-laws.” :
President Heakin has a plan to find out what his fellow students are thinking.
James cut 3 “to create a district wide survey to ask kids what would make our district a better place to learn.” :
The LKSD Student Government Alliance will meet every month via video-conferencing. Again, Connie Tracy,
Tracy cut 2 “He’s got a lot of leadership qualities which make him a great president for this program.” :07
Tracy cut 4 “he’s a make it happen kind of kid.”
The other LKSD student officers are Vice-President Oscar Nicholas of Akula, Secretary Frankie Pavilla of Atmautluak, and Treasurer Arianna Willard of B-R-H-S.
With help from Mark Arehart, I’m Sophie Evan for KYUK news.