Student Senate

Student Senate is a class taken at the high school that provides students who have shown exceptional work ethic and participation in their classes with the honor of having a say in the activities and workings of the school. The members of the Senate are voted for by their peers, and the top seven for each grade level are selected to represent the class in student government.

What Senate Does

Student Senate is involved in many events in the school as well as in the community. Senators are also influential in making many decisions for the school including the Homecoming and Snowgoing Spirit Week events and dress days. Here is a list of the events that Senate has recently worked on:

  • Organizing the Homecoming Dance
  • Constructing of Class Homecoming Floats
  • Building Class Homecoming Showcases
  • Creating Class Homecoming Banners
  • Organizing the Veterans' Day Assembly
  • Organizing Class Fundraisers
  • Participating in the Homecoming Parade
  • Handling of Powder Puff Football Game Concessions
  • Hosting of Spirit Week Assemblies and Activities
  • Making Reminders for Paying Class Dues
  • Creating the Senior Video
  • Overseeing Prom
  • Organizing the Snowgoing Dance and Other Activities
  • Organizing Blood Drives

2017-2018 Executive Board

Governor: Haley Kocefas
Lt. Governor: Emily Sajdak
Executive Secretary: 
Executive Treasurer: 
Advisor: Meredith Anderson

2017-18 Events

Homecoming ~ October 2-7

Theme: Board Games
Parade: October 6, 5 p.m.
Dance: October 7, 8-11 p.m.

Snowgoing ~ February 20-24

Dance: February 24, 8-11 p.m.

2017-18 Charity: GHS Viking Pantry

Look for the Pantry Drop Boxes

Viking Pantry Drop Box

PTO Pantry Donation

Students displaying check for PTO Pantry Donation

Pantry Bake Sale Table

Pantry Bake Sale table full of food

2017-2018 Committees

Community Service (CS):

Each year, Senate chooses a charity to support. This committee organizes fundraising events for the charity.
​Emily Sajdak - Chair
Lauren Helsel
Justin Nicholas
Ellie Wagner
Hannah Smock
Nicole Opperman
Alison Brown

Public Relations (PR):

PR makes posters to put up around the school to inform students.
Madi Longendyke - Chair
Carlee Miller- Co-Chair
Katelyn Moore
Kaya Preston
Jocelyn Brown
Zora Binert
Jenna Schwartz

School Improvement Team (SIT):

SIT is responsible for maintaining a database with information on GHS graduates. Its members also do recycling and other activities to improve the school.
Abby Pippin - Chair
Lillian Kengel
RaeAnna Brown
Allie Moffit
Madi Helsel
David Walsh
Alexa King

Student Activities (SA): 

SA plans spirit week and awareness assemblies throughout the year.
Haley Kocefas - Chair
Olivia Van De Ven
Kaitlin Bennett
Jenna Shelp
Evan Renn
Kayleigh Paulus
Ryan Anderson


animal shelter picBlankets for Animal Shelter

In December 2014, the Community Service committee delivers blankets for the animal shelter.






student donating bloodBlood Drive

The Community Service Committee and Red Cross hosted a blood drive.Kim Cook gets her blood drawn.