The Leadership class at Heritage has many responsibilities throughout the school year. Winter Spirit Week is one of the larger events that the class organizes.
The class has been brainstorming and coordinating the events of Winter Spirit Week and the assembly since the last week of December. To get ideas rolling, the students of the Leadership class make Power Points and present to the class to discuss what the best theme for the week would be. This year, they landed on the theme, “Game On.”
The planning includes class divisions, pep assembly events and dress up days.
“This year, I was in charge of planning the fourth event for the assembly. It was important for me to try something new that went along with the theme,” says Alissa Lombardi ’18.
The fourth event was a rendition of the game, “Heads Up,” and it forced the classes to come together and hum songs for their teammates to guess what song. For example, the Junior class had to hum the words to “Wrecking Ball,” by Miley Cyrus while the freshmen tried to guess what they were humming.
Other aspects of the week were carefully planned and the Leadership class worked hard to iron out the wrinkles that came with it.
“We are still learning the best way to write the class song and are excited to take more people’s ideas and make our songs better each year. Its challenging to try to satisfy all groups of people, which is our ultimate goal,” explains Junior Class President Caitlin Hearty.
Leadership has other responsibilities as well. For example, the junior class is in charge of planning prom, and they have the President, Caitlin Hearty, and the Vice President, Maile Conant, to head the planning.
“Caitlin and I both run the advisory for Student Government and we are overseeing all of prom right now. We also communicate with Mrs. Brethauer. It doesn’t mean that [we] do more work than anyone else; it just means we are in the leadership role,” says Maile Conant ’18.
Conant and Hearty work together to get the job accomplished.
“For the next couple of months the Leadership class will focus on putting on a variety of conferences, experimenting with a new style of leadership and implementing some beneficial changes… and getting ready for the start of next year,” says Hearty.by