By Katie Skoff '18
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Hi, I’m Katie Skoff, NCS’s Student Body President. I’m really excited to work for NCS students this year, and my primary goal is to get everyone super hype for the 2017-2018 school year! That will start with the student government video that has been in the works for a few weeks, and include some incredibly corny jokes during Music Day. These next few weeks are all about reminding the student body what we love about NCS through community celebration and probably food. So get ready for some impromptu dance parties y’all.
After the first few weeks of school, I’m going to start working to establish a sister program at NCS where incoming freshmen are assigned junior sisters when they enter the upper school. The purpose of the program is not only to give freshman a friend who could provide her with insight into upper school life, but also just to give both girls a friendly face in an otherwise unfamiliar grade. We’ll have special days throughout the year to bring the sisters together, including days where sisters eat lunch together and days where they are given a challenge to complete together. The sister you’re assigned would be on the same color team as you, so when you do special bonding activities, you would give your team points. I’m really hoping that this will also encourage girls to support each other’s extra curricular events, like sports games, art shows, or musicals. I think if a junior has a friend on the JV team, she will definitely be more likely to come to a few games and support her sister.
I also want to make sure the upper school community handles the dress code change as well as we can. I know many of our initial instincts are to range against the newly imposed rules, but we all need to choose our battles. I want to encourage every member of the community to try to set an example and follow the dress code; I’ll miss sweats as much as anyone, but I think we can all find our own way to work with it.
Overall, I want to do everything I can to bring the school community closer together this year. I can’t wait to hear the student body’s great ideas that the student government can work on throughout the year, and I’m going to continue the great initiatives from past presidents, including the tampon program and the teacher TED Talks. I’m so excited for this year and I hope you all are too!