This year, Southeastern athletics is pushing out the inaugural Captains Council. This is a committee made up of student athletes who serve as leaders and role models amongst the Southeastern community. Our mission is to improve the culture of Southeastern while promoting athletics around the campus. We meet once a month to discuss topics and upcoming athletic events within the school and brainstorm strategies in which we can improve them. These council meetings are member driven, and it serves as a way for the students to voice their ideas to help improve our school. Our council members are selected by their coaches for their leadership qualities. Each member embodies what it means to be a Hawk through their maturity, accountability, and their skills as forerunners.
On top of the promotion of athletic events, the Captain’s Council is focused on three projects. Our first project is to coordinate and host a community service event that will be open to all teams, students, and faculty. Second, we are planning a major fundraiser to support the athletic department and other after school activities. Lastly, we are focused on improving the school chemistry through hosting events throughout the school year that will be open to all students. Again, our meetings are student driven and the ideas and plans are completely up to our members.
Our first meeting took place on October 5th, and the turnout was more than expected. Not only did all of the invited students attend, the room was in a constant flurry of ideas, positivity, and excitement. It was clear that the council members wanted their voice heard and were actively participating in the conversations. There was an outpouring of ideas and suggestions about how to improve our school. This council caught heat, and caught heat quick. As a coordinator for the council, I can honestly say that I am excited for our next meeting.
By: Michael McKinnon