Word of Beak: Students deserve a voice
Congratulations to Astin Keolanui, Fall Homecoming queen, and Angel Haro, Fall Homecoming king, who were crowned Friday at the football game.
Homecoming is almost completely up to the students. However, that is one of the few events that the students have any level of control over.
It is said that school is supposed to be for the students. How true can this be if the students have very little say in what happens overall at the school.
The Associated Student Body for Willows High School, the student government, is supposed to be the group that represents the students to the staff and other groups that make the main decisions for the school. I have been a participant in the student government organization for my four years at the high school, and it seems to me that we are trusted with little more than what qualifies as entertainment for the students.
Granted, this is extremely important when it comes to student morale, but there is so much more to school than rallies, fundraisers and organizing clubs.
Schools spend money on certain items that are necessary to students' education, and because of the budget cuts, the amount that can be spent is very limited. However, students have a good idea as to what items most need replacement and which rooms need the most improvement.
The education institution is supposed to benefit the students, yet the students have next to no input as to where the money schools do receive should be spent.
Many students, especially in the high school, feel that they are simply being herded like sheep with very little leeway. Considering the rebellious nature of teens, this only makes us want to break the mold even more than we naturally do.
If students were given a louder voice in major decisions in the school, the students might have greater pride in their school and their performance.
Michaela Biggs is the community liaison for the Willows High
Associated Student Body.