Langston Hughes Academy Student Leadership Council, a prominent student government organization, gives students a voice in determining school activities and environment. It helps promote activities for the entire student body at Langston Hughes Academy and fosters a positive climate throughout the school. Council members also learn what it means to be a true philanthropist. In addition to supporting LHA, this year Student Council has been active in fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by participating in their Night Walk and Pennies for Patients. Being a member of student council is both an honor and a challenge.
Student Council Members
- Student Body President: Amber Dill
- Student Body Vice President: Jon Mero
- Student Body Treasurer: Alexis Dill
- Student Body Secretary: Jose Miranda
- 8th Grade President: Robert Valencia
- 7th Grade President: Christopher (Kiki) Masuda
- 6th Grade President: Jesus Rodriguez
- Sydney Wright
- Noel Cruz
- Bianette Perez
- Omar Sanchez
- Brandon Thomas
- Julia Gonzalez
- Juan Navoa
DC/NY 8th Grade Trip
Ms. Aguilar is planning to take a group of 8th grade students from Langston Hughes Academy on an amazing educational program to Washington, D.C. and New York City (June 27 – July 2, 2009! They will spend a total of 6 days together in D.C. and New York City learning remarkable facts about our country. Here are some of the awesome activities that are planned for us on our Discover D.C. and NYC program:
· The Capitol: Seeing the Rotunda and the Senate and House chambers where Congress meets.
· White House: Visiting the most famous house in America - home to our president and the executive branch of our government.
· Arlington National Cemetery: Seeing the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Eternal Flame at JFK’s gravesite, and the Challenger Memorial.
· Empire State Building: Ride an elevator up 102 stories and see all of New York City from the observatory.
· The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Take a ferry through the New York Harbor and visit the sites that have greeted newcomers to America for hundreds of years.