Description of activity: The student council acts as a liaison between the student body, the administration and the school board. The student council is involved in the Hennepin Division of Student Councils and the Minnesota Association of Student Councils.
Where to go for more information: B207
Length of season: Students are elected by members of their grade level and serve for one school year.
Meeting times: The Senate meets during the school day and rotate through the schedule. The House and Senate meet before school (7 a.m. sharp) once or twice a month to plan activities.
Meeting site: Auditorium.
Eligibility requirements: There are two ways a student may become a member of the student council. To be an elected voting member, candidates must participate in the spring election and be voted in by members of their class. To be a non-voting, work-on member, interested students must pick up an application at the start of the school year, go through an interview process, and complete 15 hours of student council activities by the end of Homecoming Week. Transfer students who were active in student council in their previous school become members upon the recommendation of their former advisor. All student council members must adhere to legal statutes, school policies and the WHS Student Council Constitution. Students must meet the Wayzata Public Schools Extra-Curricular Eligibility Requirements.
Average number of members: The senior class elects 10 members to the Senate. The junior class elects eight members, the sophomore and freshman class each elect six members. In the event of a tie, both candidates will serve. In addition, the council may consist of work-on members. The House consists of unelected work-on members. The House consists of approximately 75-125 active members.
Student leadership: Once elected to the student council, members have the opportunity to act in a variety of leadership positions.
Amy Swenson, Advisor
Sarah Lagerquist, Assistant Advisor
WHS Student Council
Student Senate Executive Board
President: Emma Lephart
Vice President: Tanvi Gorripati
Secretary: Anna Vollendorf
Junior President: Niveen Wahba
Junior Vice President: Teya Rigg
Junior Secretary: Alexis Kim
Senior PR/Community Liaison: Bethany Yu
Junior PR/Community Liaison: Tvisha Thorat
Sophomore Representative: Markus Wessman
Freshman Representative: Rachel Yin