Ahrens Fills Gap in Student Council Leadership

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Student Council adviser Julia Rossi-Johnson resigned Aug. 30, and social studies teacher Amanda Ahrens took her place.

Rossi, who began working in the district in 2007, did not respond to inquiries about her sudden resignation.

Ahrens officially became a part of Student Council in September after being asked to fill the position at the beginning of the school year. The first thing Ahrens did as council adviser was organize council camp. Asked about her hopes for the year, Ahrens said she plans to bridge the gap between students and teachers and to figure out what her role is as adviser.

“I want to make the seniors’ year not just fun, but the best it can be,” Ahrens said.

Council members have responded positively to the transition. “Mrs. Ahrens is really fun and upbeat, even though she hasn’t been around for too long. I think her enthusiasm will help Student Council go a long way… I am sure she has new ideas,” said sophomore Student Council President Cherie Lo.

A version of this article appeared in print November 5, 2012 on page 3 of The Shakerite.

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