Community

Student Council puts focus on service projects

The Bowman County Student Council consists of 12 representatives.

The Bowman County Student Council consists of 12 representatives. Students in each classroom vote and a classroom representative is selected. This year’s representatives were 3rd graders Karsen Kulseth and Jaci Fischer, 4th graders Bailey Peterson and Allie Hogan, fifth graders Audrey Lazzara and Alison Goodfellow, sixth graders Brian Miller and Megan Smolnikar, 7th graders Kennedy Cummins and Nathaniel Boehm and 8th graders Tasha Pond and Nichole Brindle, Advisors are Tabitha Strommen and Connie Gaebe.

The Student Council does one big event each year guided by a yearly rotation of a school carnival or a service project. This year the focus is on service projects. Service projects are funded through the collection of Box Tops. Box Tops from the past two years were bundled and shipped away and we are excited to report we received a check for $1,403.40. That is a lot of money for simply collecting Box Tops. The money is then used to contribute to the yearly rotation of a school carnival or service projects. Thus far, the student council purchased three gifts for the Giving Tree Project as well as purchased several 1000 piece puzzles for the Bowman Nursing Home and the Sunrise Village. Recently our service project was to collect needed supplies for the Community Cupboard. The advisors contacted the Community Cupboard to get a list of items in high need. Each classroom in grades K-8 was challenged to collect 100 items for a selected item based on this list. This project was in conjunction with the 100th day of school. The Student Council also made a monetary donation of $500 to the Community Cupboard. This will help the Community Cupboard purchase items in need such at meat products for families.

The student council encourages Bowman County students, families, and friends to continue saving Box Tops, because that simple little box really adds up to great dollars and goes a long way in helping others in need. Box Tops may be given to any Bowman County student or turned into the Middle School office.