For the Star Journal
Fourteen members of the Rhinelander High School Student Council attended the Wisconsin Association of Student Council’s State Conference in Madison April 24-25. Over 1,200 students from across the state took part in the weekend of activities, which included keynote speakers, a wide variety of breakout sessions with topics such as school spirit ideas and volunteering and a banquet and awards ceremony. Students also participated in regional meetings where business and officer elections were held and attended the State Delegate Assembly, which took place on the Senate floor in the state house.
RHS sophomore Tyler Frederick received gold in a speech competition, Rhinelander High School was awarded silver in the best project competition and the annual scrapbook earned a gold designation.
Funds are raised during the state conference for a chosen charity, which was Wisconsin Honor Flight this year. Schools were challenged to raise the most money with the winning school receiving a huge prize basket. Instead of competing against each other, the region two schools (Rhinelander, Lakeland, Mosinee, SPASH, Tomahawk, Merrill) voted at their business meeting to put all of their funds together and donate in Antigo’s name as a tribute to them in their time of tragedy; all the other schools followed.
RHS participants said they came away with many new ideas to share with students next year.