Next level leadership: Boyd High School launches student ambassador program

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Leading the Way

LEADING THE WAY – The Boyd High School ambassadors started their new role as leaders on campus earlier this month. In their green jackets, the 15 members welcomed teachers during convocation. Submitted photo

Donning green jackets, the newly named Boyd High School ambassadors waited to greet teachers at the district’s convocation before the first day of school.

The event was the first official appearance in their new trademark blazers for the standout group of 15 students. They will represent the campus at community and district events throughout the year.

“The student ambassadors are a group of students that will be the face of Boyd High School,” explained Boyd High School Principal Susan Foster. “They will serve in many capacities. They will be at graduation, academic ceremonies and band concerts. They will also help at the elementary, intermediate and middle school when needed. They can also serve in the community.”

At convocation, they were opening doors and greeting teachers. Their tasks will vary from event to event, but what they stand for will remain the same.

“They are leaders that have the opportunity to lead and represent Boyd High School,” Foster said.

It’s not a responsibility the students take lightly.

“This gives us a sense of leadership. We can be the ones to lead people in the school,” said junior Brian Couture. “It’s one of the more important roles in the school.”

Senior Scotlan Meador added: “We’re the face of Boyd High School as students. This is how the community sees us.”

To be named one of the school’s first ambassadors, the students had to fill out an application that included recommendations from teachers and members of administration. The prospective ambassadors had to write an essay on why they wanted the role and why they wanted to serve the school. They also had to meet a minimum grade-point average.

“We had a committee that reviewed the applications,” Foster said.

The ambassadors this year include one sophomore, nine juniors and four seniors. Along with being a sample of various classes, students with different interests are represented. The group includes members of the football and volleyball teams, as well as students involved in FFA and fine arts.

“There’s a variety of students,” Meador said.

As the year goes on, Foster expects the group to not only be a face for the student body, but also a voice.

The ambassadors know they are expected to set a good example at all times.

“Because we take the jacket off doesn’t mean we can act reckless,” said junior Alex Bracey.

The 2018-19 Boyd High School ambassadors are Alex Bracey, Scotlan Meador, Stormie Phillips, Jorden Goforth, Sam Rogers, McKenzie Martinez, Dawson White, Brian Couture, Nick Taylor, Victoria Pellegrini, Delaney Pellegrini, Taylor Figueroa, Macee Valtr, Abby Hays and Emma Clark.

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