Come, come my dear. Act like a woman with a head and a heart.
– Cornelia Connelly –
Leadership in Action
In addition to holding a leadership post in one of our many clubs or athletic teams, students may be elected to lead as a member of Student Council, or get chosen to be part of our Host/Ambassador Program. There are numerous other opportunities within classroom settings and schoolwide events to take charge: our National Honor Society members (juniors and seniors selected by faculty vote), for example, take on myriad important roles, from tutoring to running charity fundraisers and our blood drive. In every case, students learn how to communicate with both their peers and faculty members to achieve a desired goal.
Upper School Student Government
The Student Government is elected and run by the students to provide leadership of the student body. Members of Student Government are expected to be model citizens of the community. They uphold the Honor System, maintain open communication between peers and faculty as well as encourage the spirit of school unity. Officers are vital members of our community; they both plan and execute activities such as the car wash, Advent Angels, Faculty Appreciation Day, Blue/Gold Game Day, dances and much more. Student Government is comprised of a Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, a Class President, and two Class Representatives. Elections are held in the spring, with the exception of the Freshmen class, who elect their representatives in the fall. This is a very dedicated group of students who want to be all that they can be and provide a wonderful Holy Child experience for their peers!
Middle School Student Government
The Middle School Student Government is elected in the fall and provides leadership for the Middle School. Members of the Student Government are trained in leadership skills including how to establish agendas, run meetings, and interact in an exemplary manner with their peers and faculty members. The Middle School Student Government runs the school-wide Thanksgiving food drive as well as organizing Middle School Tag Days, Teacher Appreciation Day, and other fun activities throughout the school year. Middle School Student Government is made up of a Student Body President (8th grade), Student Body Vice President (7th grade), Student Body Secretary (6th grade), Blue and Gold Team Captains (both 8th grade and appointed by the faculty), and a representative from each Middle School homeroom.
The National Honor Society
The Cornelian branch of the National Honor Society inducts students for membership based on nominations and vote by faculty. These students must excel in all four pillars of the society: character, service, leadership, and scholarship (by maintaining a 3.5 GPA). The National Honor Society members provide tutoring for underclasswomen, run an annual blood drive as well as a spring flower sale for charity, as well as other selected charity events.
Annual two-day workshop for student leaders to engage in team building activities, learn about themselves as leaders, and plan for the school year
The Host/Ambassador Program (H.A.P.)
The Holy Child Host and Ambassador Program is a student society that organizes student leaders as ambassadors for our school. Students must apply to be chosen for the program, and go through training session to learn the best practices for being official student representatives for the school. This program is two-tiered: Hosts serve as daily hostesses for shadow visitors, and Ambassadors are selected from tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades to assist in recruitment of future students to represent Holy Child at various functions in the school and community. As the faces of Holy Child, Hosts and Ambassadors reflect the best of the school and therefore, must adhere to the Honor Code at all times. Failure to do so will jeopardize a student’s participation in the program.