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Leadership students run LSHS’s activities as a team

Students put their all into school events
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Courtesy of Shekinah Bamage
Senior Maxwell Hill, a student in Leadership and the Executive Vice President, gave a speech at the LSHS Veteran’s Day Assembly, in 2023.

Lake Stevens High School highly values student participation and student voice in the community. Most activities and assemblies at LSHS are run by Che Mai Gray and Monika Tabor’s Leadership class.
Leadership work takes integrity and commitment. Students come before school, stay after school, and get pulled from other classes to finish their work for Leadership. Dedication and grit are the foundation of the class, enabling students to be an active part of the LSHS community.
Senior Miracle Ohiri, Executive Secretary Officer, is active in leadership by working and planning with the senate and helping put on assemblies.
“[The most rewarding part is] to see the positive impact on the school and planning things that make everyone feel welcome,” Ohiri said.
Ohiri was new to Lake Stevens on two occasions, as she moved to and from Nigeria a couple of times. With her experience of being a new kid in a new school, coming to and from across the world, she empathizes with other kids new to Lake Stevens and wants to make everyone feel accepted at LSHS.
“We really want diversity here, and we really want everyone to feel accepted, so trying to plan with other people [by asking] what can we do to make everyone feel special, not just the students but also the staff members,” Ohiri said.
An important part of Leadership is ensuring the students in class have the support needed to be a proper leader. Students can learn from other communities to strengthen their responsibilities within LSHS. Senior Lucie Grimes, Executive Public Relations Officer, was offered the chance to speak with a representative from Associated Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) to ask any questions about her role as a leader, and as the Public Relations executive. After the visit, Grimes felt prepared for her senior year.
“[The conversation with AWSL representative] got us on track for the year ahead, it felt like [the conversation] got us all on track to create better events in the future,” Grimes said.
She is now a confident representative at our school through visual representation, from announcements to social media posts on LSHS accounts.
Grimes and Ohiri value their time, involvement, and experiences in Leadership class. Both have helped plan events like assemblies. Ohiri is directly involved with the student senate, and Grimes runs LSHS’s social media accounts. Both students encourage everyone to take Leadership to get involved with LSHS while having a good time.

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Hannah Branham, Arts and Entertainment Editor
Senior and future psychologist, Hannah Branham, attends Lake Stevens High School. She doesn't like lasagna or her little sister’s Roblox addiction. So what does she like? Hannah claims she enjoys hanging out with friends after school and her favorite subject is English. If that's not enough, did you know she is the stage manager for the LSHS Drama Club? Need I say anymore? Hannah and others like her are a key reason why this school (LSHS) is so great, she comes to school everyday with a great attitude and a big smile on her face lifting all of those around her.

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