On Wednesday, February 27th, STUCO set out to Zia’s restaurant on the Hill to practice table etiquette and ended their trip at the Missouri Baking Company.
The purpose of Student Council (STUCO) is to give students an opportunity to practice leadership skills through public service and school activities, in addition to being in charge of planning school spirit and community events. The student council is essentially the voice of the entire student body.
New Haven High’s STUCO consists of 25 members, with Joseph Rethemeyer as the president and Meagan Holtmeyer as vice president.
Mrs. Borcherding, STUCO’s sponsor, stated, “Our high school students are just a few years away [from] working full-time jobs and business lunches are very common. It is important for students to know how to conduct themselves well at a meal.”
She continued: “The etiquette lunch has become our annual field trip. This is our third year eating at Zia's.”
Active members of STUCO were eligible to attend and one opted not to. Students were asked to dress nicely.
Members were asked what their favorite thing about being a part of STUCO was, why they felt this field trip was important, and what opportunities STUCO has offered them.
Senior Claire Meyer commented, “I love STUCO so much. It has given me many opportunities and has given me many great friendships.”
She continued: “It has helped me grow as a leader and as a person.”
Sophomore Caroline Otten stated, “I feel it helps us learn even better manners and the proper way to act and eat whenever you eat out at a restaurant.”
She continued by stating that her favorite thing about being a part of STUCO is, “being able to be a leader in the school and help out others.”
Senior Kamryn Poe commented, “Student council is just a great club to be a part of. I can't pick one thing over the other for a reason why I love it. I get to show my school spirit in many different ways while also getting others excited too. It has taught me to be a leader-- to go out there and show what I am made of. School is a good place to start showing that.”
It seems like STUCO is living up to the Tradition of Excellence. Good luck on all your next ventures, Student Council of 2018-2019!