Holt High School Student Council
Three Holt High School seniors have received the Distinguished Student Leader Award from the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC). Lily Merz, Zoie Gibbs, and Madison Meier are all members of the Holt Student Council (STUCO). The award recognizes Missouri students who demonstrate superior student council leadership skills and knowledge based on MASC criteria and evaluation procedures.
- In addition to Holt STUCO, Lily Merz is also active in Link Crew, Track, DECA, Scholar Bowl, Cub 24, and she is a member of National Honors Society (NHS) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Lily placed third in the Honors Division of the Regional Science Fair this year. She plans on attending Truman University in the fall and majoring in health sciences.
- Zoie Gibbs has been in Holt STUCO for the past three years and is currently STUCO’s second Vice President and has been commissioner of the annual Powder Puff game, Gateway Convention and Blood Drive. She has also played on the Indian Soccer Team, is a member of NHS, DECA, Club 24, and Special Olympics. Zoie plans on attending Truman University to major in nursing.
- Madison Meier is currently the Treasurer of Holt’s STUCO and she has been a member for three years. She plays soccer, basketball, and softball for the Indians, is in NHS, Future Business Leaders of America, Club 24, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Madison plans on attending Missouri University of Science and Technology to pursue a career in Engineering Management.
Timberland High School Student Council
Seven Timberland High School (THS) seniors have received the Distinguished Student Leader Award from the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC). Ryan Hiatt, Clare Berry, Danielle Beeler, Becca Rooney, Cailey Patterson, Kenzie Young, and Brett Behlmann are all members of the THS Student Council (STUCO) and this marks only the second time in school history that THS students have received this distinguished honor. The award recognizes Missouri students who demonstrate superior student council leadership skills and knowledge based on MASC criteria and evaluation procedures.
- Ryan Hiatt is the President of Timberland’s STUCO. He is a member of DECA and National Honor Society (NHS) and has represented the Wolves as the varsity quarterback and a captain on the THS football team. Next year, Ryan will attend William Jewell College where he plans to study business administration and play football.
- Clare Berry is the Vice President of STUCO. She has been a member of the varsity dance team for four years and is active in DECA and Link Crew. She also serves as a chairperson for the Relay for Life committee. Clare is planning to attend University of Missouri-Columbia next year and major in Business Management Administration.
- Danielle Beeler has been in Timberland STUCO for two years. Danielle also serves as the President of Thespian Troupe #6430. She is a member of NHS and plans to attend Missouri State University in the fall and major in Theater Education or Communications.
- Becca Rooney serves as the Commissioner Vice for STUCO. Becca is a member of DECA, plays volleyball, and is a chairperson of this year’s Relay for Life committee. She plans to attend a four-year university next year.
- Cailey Patterson is the Third Vice President of STUCO. She is a varsity cheerleader as well as a pole vaulter for the Timberland Track Team. Cailey is also a member of NHS and she plans on attending a four-year university in the fall.
- Kenzie Young is a Media Commissioner for STUCO. Kenzie is a varsity cheerleader and a member of NHS and Link Crew. After high school, Kenzie plans on attending a university to study pre-med.
- Brett Behlmann has been in STUCO for two years. He maintains a 3.9 GPA and is also an officer of Timberland DECA. Next year, Brett plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in accounting.
In addition, the Student Council (STUCO) of Timberland High School was elected First Vice President at the 68th annual Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) Convention held March 10-12 at Platte County High School in Platte City, MO. This year’s event, “Leadership is Sweet,” drew over 1000 student leaders from across the state.
“I am so proud of my students,” said Jim Andrzejewski, Timberland’s STUCO advisor. “Our responsibilities included organizing all of the discussion sharing groups for students at the convention. They earned lots of high acclaim from my fellow state advisors and the executive director for their hard work.”
All three WSD STUCOs at Holt, Liberty and Timberland were chosen as Gold Level Honors Councils by the association. The Honors Council Award is given to schools that run a diverse and effective STUCO program. Through an application process, STUCOs are judged on community service, school service, spirit and leadership training activities. This was a first time honor for Liberty STUCO, advised by Lindsay Sutherlin and Mandi McMillen. The Timberland STUCO has received this distinction twelve of the last fourteen years, and it was the 20th time the Holt STUCO has earned the honor, according to advisor Erin Chase.