Leadership

Student Leaders

Each year level at Mercy has a team of Class Officers and/or Steering Committee members elected by the students to represent them and plan class-wide activities. The degree to which students are expected to assume leadership increases as they move through each year level. The following characterizes the composition and objectives for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class Officers and Steering Committee members:

Freshman Year (Eleven Steering Committee members)

  • Work closely with Class Coordinators and faculty team members to learn the functions of a steering committee
  • Work to unite their class in school events


Sophomore Year (Four Class Officers / Seven Steering Committee Members)

  • Learn the process of planning and carrying out activities
  • Learn a sense of team cooperation and group interaction
  • Explore a greater sense of responsibility


Junior Year (Four Class Officers / Seven Steering Committee members)

  • President assumes responsibility for conducting class meetings throughout the year with assistance from other officers and Steering Committee members
  • President and Vice-President alternate conducting steering committee meetings during second semester
  • Officers and Steering Committee members chair or co-chair at least two committees during the year
  • Plan and carry out activities of the class
  • Take an ever-increasing role in the life of the school
  • Demonstrate support for Mercy High School's mission


Senior Year (Four Class Officers / Seven Steering Committee Members)

  • President assumes responsibility for conducting class meetings throughout the year with assistance from other officers and Steering Committee member
  • Each Class Officer and Steering Committee member conducts at least one steering committee meeting during the year
  • Each Steering Committee member chairs at least one sub-committee during the year
  • Work to improve the quality and diversity of students' interaction with faculty team members
  • Act as role models and leaders of the school

 

Here are some student thoughts:

"Representing classmates requires asking their opinions on matters at hand and getting their input into problems or discussions."
                                                             ~ Senior Class Steering Committee Member

"Being part of the decision-making process is important to me. As a peer leader, I am also learning to be more responsible."

                                                             ~ Junior Class Officer

"I really enjoy being a Steering Committee member because it gives me the opportunity to represent the members of my class who might not usually be heard."
                                                              ~Junior Class Steering Committee Member

"It shows me how important my job is and that many people depend on me. I have become a more responsible and open person."
                              ~Junior Class Officer

"I love feeling like I can make a difference and that my opinion counts for something, which is why I decided to run for Steering Committee. It is a truly wonderful experience."
                         ~Sophomore Steering Committee Member

I chose to join the Steering Committee because I wanted to become a representative of the Sophomore Class - a person who others could go to for the answers."
                         ~Sophomore Steering Committee Member