Restructured Student Government elects officers, sets goals for upcoming school year


Olivia Knowling

Senior class president Jackson Looney reads the announcements one afternoon at the end of school.

Olivia Knowling, Staff Writer

Bearden’s Student Government has changed its infrastructure in the hopes of taking on a more representative role in the Bearden community.

Student Government recently inducted an entirely new group of officers who are eager to get the new organization started and ultimately bridge the gap between the student body and faculty. 

Both officers and teacher sponsors involved in Student Government believe that this change was greatly needed and are hopeful that it will strengthen the overall communication at Bearden.

“I hope to bring back school pride to Bearden High School,” senior class president Jackson Looney said. “We will hold multiple events throughout the year in hopes of pleasing both the student body and the faculty.”

One main difference between the previously used and the newly adopted system is the number of people allowed in the organization. 

“I think the Student [Government] will be able to work much more efficiently than SGA has in the past, both because it is a smaller group and because the representatives have gone through an election process, so they have already demonstrated a dedication to the Student [Government],” student body president Ellie Raulston said. 

Though this year will look different due to the pandemic, Student Government is taking necessary precautions in order to ensure they are able to have a productive year. The group is striving to make the best of this situation and grow during this time of adversity. 

“Throughout history, tough circumstances have given many people the opportunity to step up and serve their communities in a leadership role, and it is my hope for Student [Government] this year that our members can step up and serve the student body,” faculty advisor Mr. Logan Peterson said. 

Many perks come with this transition as the group expands their horizons.  

“We are better able to have effective creative problem solving sessions and assign more responsibility to individuals,” student body vice president Campbell Ella said.