Every year, the Student Council (STUCO) executive board chooses a logo and a slogan to increase school spirit and an awareness of student government throughout the year. This tradition also assigns each school year its own theme. This year, the STUCO theme is “spread your wings” and is represented by a butterfly. This year’s theme was inspired by IHA girls’ abilities to soar like an eagle to greatness once we spread our wings.
The uniqueness of a butterfly’s wings and the grace with which it flies can remind students to use our special talents and abilities to better IHA and the world around us. As a butterfly can soar through the sky using its wings, students can reach goals of any height using our symbolic wings.
In addition to creating the year’s theme, STUCO also runs the annual Halloween and Catholic Schools Week pep rallies. Katie O’Toole’17, this year’s STUCO president, explained that this year’s pep rallies will have new activities for students to look forward to. O’Toole’17 also stated, “As the STUCO president this year, I am very excited to work with my great exec board in ensuring everyone [has] an exciting and “school-spirited” year. We hope to inspire more student involvement and are really looking forward to hearing new ideas for pep rallies and other events.”
Giovanna Tabbachino’17, STUCO Vice President, said, “I am really looking forward to inspiring the entire student body to grow even more in our great sense of school spirit!” She joined STUCO as a freshman to get involved at IHA, and was on the executive board last year and this year. Tabbachino’17 also said, “I can’t wait to see how we can all apply the butterfly theme of growth and success … in the school community!”
STUCO will have a table at the Activity Fair for any students interested in helping STUCO plan events throughout the year.
By Victoria Lubas’17, Executive Editor-in-Chief