Students lead their 2016 schedules to success through Student Leadership

Kids Against Hunger fundraising containers were used for the latest Student Leadership project.  Students and parents may buy tickets for $6 at the door.  The dinner is on Feb. 26 in the DHS cafeteria at 5:30.
Kids Against Hunger fundraising containers were used for the latest Student Leadership project. Students and parents may buy tickets for $6 at the door. The dinner is on Feb. 26 in the DHS cafeteria at 5:30.

With the 2016 school year schedule formation just around the corner, students are feeling more excited for summer and even more melancholy for the amount of work that precedes it.  However, Student Leadership, a class available to all students at DHS, is feeling the work burden already.  Students in the class have been organizing the Kids Against Hunger dinner and silent auction for months, but were forced to postpone the event due to severe weather conditions that closed school on Feb. 19 and 20.  The dinner will take place tonight in the cafeteria from 5:30-7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.

The structure of the Student Leadership class is favorable for most students because it allows for more freedoms while keeping students responsible for their actions.

“We usually talk about the project as a class, split up into smaller sub groups, and then the complete projects,” junior Vrushangi Shah said. “Within each group we have tasks that the group must complete in order to contribute to the completion of the project as a whole.”

Learning through collaboration and group work also has lifelong benefits when it comes to college and the work place.

“The class has impacted me because I know now how to work in groups better than in years past, and I know when to be a leader, and when it is best to be a follower,” senior Samir Gupta said.

Gupta recommends Student Leadership to incoming sophomores.

“They have had that one year at high school, and then they can offer up their opinions as to how to make the school better,” Gupta said.

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