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Jewoo and Yoon Representing Student Council!

Published on October 13, 2016, by Su Yeon C. (Lisa) 

On October 6th, 2016, student council officers Jewoo H. and Yoon H. had an interview in Korea International School Jeju high school to introduce this academic year of 2016-2017’s student council. With an energetic student council members, student council of 2016-2017 is earning a great reputation so far.
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Student Council this year has 13 members in total. There are 5 officer positions, and 2 representative positions from each grade level. The officers include Jewoo H., Yoon H., Ewan C., George P., and Henry P.  The grade level representatives are: Louis L. and Michelle L. for grade 9, Meritt B. and Minkyu Y. for grade 10, Diana H. and William K. for grade 11, and, Diana K. and Jaxon P. for grade 12. The election was conducted last academic year of 2015-2016 on May, and students in KISJ welcomed the new student council.

Student council members themselves liked their crew for this year too. “The members for this year’s stuco. are good,” Jewoo said. “I think the advantage of this year’s stuco. is that our members are all close with the students, regardless of their grade,” Yoon said. Jewoo and Yoon both answered that they like this year’s student council because the members are very sociable and easy to start a conversation. “Our members all want to communicate with the student body,” Jewoo said.
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For both Jewoo and Yoon, this is their first time being a part of student council. When asked the motivation that made them to join the student council, Jewoo answered “I wanted to stand up for school issues,” while Yoon answered, “I wanted to listen to the student body to make this school better.” They both had a similar motivation of improving the school system, but very different thoughts on how to improve the school system. Jewoo thinks that the most important thing as a member of a student council is to communicate with the student body, while Yoon thinks that it is more important to communicate with the student council members to bring changes in KIS. However, they both answered that they are working hard to achieve their goals.

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Being a member of student council is not an easy task. Of course, there were some hard moments for the student council. “We have a higher expectations and more responsibilities than other students in KISJ,” Yoon said. She expressed the pressure that she has as the hardest thing of being in a student council. “Some of the things I hated were perceived injustices at school that students go through without knowing why, and that kind of lack of communication between the staff, parents, and the students really frustrated me,” Jewoo said.

Since student council is a representative of a student body, they sometimes receive negative comments. “many criticisms we receive from the community, usually anonymously through Vox Populi frustrate our members,” Yoon adds to his comment. Jewoo expressed his concerns with the comments they are receiving by saying “sometimes it just seems that no matter what we do, how hard we try, there will always be people who are displeased.” However, they both learned good lessons from these hardships. “we learned how to accept good critique while rejecting and forgetting about those who attempt to place their illegitimate grievances against us; I think that will make us stronger as a team,” Jewoo said.
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Jewoo, Yoon, and other student council members have a strong goal for this year. “In the near future we hope that this year’s student council can be really unique, setting a standard for future groups,” Yoon said. “Doing things that no other student council organization has done, keeping our events fun and interesting, and making sure we are doing our jobs in the midst of it all,” Jewoo said. They also emphasized how much the student council think it is important to bridge the gap between the community and bring positive changes. Both Jewoo and Yoon were confident with this year’s team including so many talented individuals. “We can do it!” they shouted with a smile on their faces.
About the author
Su Yeon C. (Lisa) is a grade 11 student at KISJ.  
She is a current Honors Journalism student.

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