Where We’ve Been: Past Student Council Endeavors


Student Athlete Photography

In September 2019, Student Council hung seventeen framed prints of student athletes in the hallways of the WHS athletic wing! We hope that these prints will showcase the the WHS athletic program, as well as liven up the previously empty walls near the gym. If you do not see your team represented, don’t worry! We will be changing the photos periodically to keep the project current and guarantee that every sport is showcased at some point.

ARTmosphere

The ARTmosphere Project was created with the goal of hanging student-designed murals around the school to celebrate WHS artists and create a more vibrant and creative learning space. During September, the ARTmosphere Project brought its first mural to the walls of the High School! The mural was designed by Lauren McDowell (Class of 2020) and Maddie Hamilton (Class of 2019), and is located outside of the library.

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

In 2018, we decided to donate our money raised from our annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser to to the local Lahey Breast Care Center. That December we were given the opportunity to visit the Breast Care Center to deliver our donation as well as tour the facility with doctors and other staff who enthusiastically showed us how our donation would be dedicated to special projects.

Greater Boston Food Bank: Giving Back to Our Community

This year, we have decided to donate $1,000 from our personal funds to the Greater Boston Food Bank. The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. The organization works with volunteers to distribute food to those in need. Last year alone, the Greater Boston Food Bank donated 60.7 million pounds of food to those who might not know when they will get their next meal. We wanted to donate money to a local organization so we could feel the impact of our money more and the Greater Boston Food Bank seemed like the perfect choice!

Valentine’s Day Carnations

This February, Student Council sold a record number of over 500 carnations! Parents and students were able to buy flowers for their friends and write them a note to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. The money raised was put into our student council account to be used in the donations shown below.

Donations

As a group of engaged and mindful young adults, we are committed to making an impact on our community and beyond in the form of multiple charitable donations each year. Through fundraising and publicity events such as the WHS Spirit Fair, the Sachems Holiday Marketplace, our famous half-day Cookie Walks, Night of the Arts, Valentines Day Carnations, and more, we work to raise money in the name of our organization. Then, after researching different organizations, we collectively vote where to donate. In the past, we have made the following contributions:

2018-2019:

The Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center

Winchester Gives Back

The Greater Boston Food Bank


2017-2018:

Americans for Hurricane Harvey

The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Winchester Gives Back

The Neely House at Tufts University

Kiva.org

2016-2017:

Woburn Council of Social Concern

The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Kiva.org

Homes for Troops Organization

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