2017 Notre Dame class council reviews

first_imgSophomore Class CouncilSophomore Class Council (SCC) started off the year with a Sophomore Class Cookout, the only exclusively sophomore event they hosted, in mid-September. Right before fall break, they held an event called “Midterm Munchies” which was a coffee and donut giveaway, with donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. After fall break, SCC started to gain momentum, hosting a haunted house in the LaFortune Ballroom the Thursday before Halloween, for which they rented curtains and room dividers and bought decorations to create a Halloween feel. They also organized “Thanks a Latte,” an event that gave students the opportunity to show their gratitude for people in their lives. Members of SCC were in North Dining Hall selling cups with notes and a Starbucks gift card for $5 the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Students could buy the cups with Domer Dollars and write notes to their friends, and members of SCC delivered these gift cards to the recipients. SCC also planned a Christmas event in Sorin Room in LaFortune complete with a photo booth, cookie decorating and letter writing to the retired brothers of Holy Cross.The Gatsby Dance, SCC’s largest event which typically takes place in August or September, is on Feb. 24 this year since SCC wanted to host it in the new Dahnke Ballroom.“Class councils in general have a very important role,” Joe Witt, president of SCC, said. “It’s one aspect of the Notre Dame community that is overlooked. You learn that the Notre Dame community is significant, but we absolutely make progress in the familial and communal aspects of the class.” Senior Class CouncilSenior Class Council (SCC) started the year with the Senior Class Cubs Outing, which drew in more than 100 seniors at the Four Winds Field, and a Family Feud Night at Legends — an event that included beer specials, food and a Legends gift card for the winning team. In October, SCC hosted the Senior, Cider and S’mores event in LaFortune Ballroom where seniors pre-ordered Class of 2018 blankets. They also planned a Bowl Olympics in November and included a bus to shuttle seniors to the class outing at Chippewa Bowl where they could bowl with friends. As a holiday-themed event to wrap up the semester, SCC is hosting an ornament and blanket sale in the LaFortune Student Center.“It’s been a great opportunity to meet people within the senior class that I haven’t yet met within my previous three years,” Rebecca Wiley, SCC member, said. “I think seniors have been very receptive to the events thus far because everyone’s realized that this is the last hurrah and everyone’s trying to make the most of the time they have left.”This upcoming semester, SCC has a full-day ski-trip planned to Timber Ridge Ski Resort in Michigan on Jan. 27. As part of the package, transportation will be provided to get there and back and ski lifts are included for a set price. SCC is also hosting the 100 Days Dance on Feb. 3 in Duncan Ballroom, which will mark 100 days until graduation and will be a formal event with food and a cash bar.“I think we provide a good way for students to come together as a class, especially off-campus seniors who don’t spend a lot of time on-campus automatically, we provide opportunities to come together or do activities together,” SCC communications commissioner, Emily Gust, said. Junior Class CouncilJunior Class Council (JCC) started off the semester with smaller events like giveaways, but as the semester progressed, moved into high-level programming and inaugural events. During the week just before midterms, JCC hosted an Oktoberfest complete with root beer, hot pretzels and grilled bratwursts in front of South Dining Hall. After students came back from fall break, JCC hosted a letter writing event for their classmates abroad.“We like to intersperse our big events with giveaways so we can stay on people’s radars,” Dan Hopkinson, JCC vice president, said.In November, JCC hosted a chocolate-covered strawberry giveaway in LaFortune and arranged for a food truck and a hot-chocolate bar at Fieldhouse Mall. Their last programming event, a collaboration event with other class councils called “We’re Rooting for You,” involved root beer floats and motivational notes for students before finals week.“I think this is important because a lot of student government is focused on changing policy and a lot of abstract ideas,” Hopkinson said. “But class council is bringing ideas into action with events that people can go to.”For the upcoming semester, JCC will host more giveaways as well as bigger events in the new Duncan Student Center. They will reserve rooms in the center for a Junior Class Trivia Night during one Friday in Lent, where they will serve meatless food such as macaroni and cheese, mozzarella sticks and cheese pizza. JCC will also be hosting a March Madness championship game watch in the student center.center_img Freshman Class CouncilElections for Freshman Class Council (FCC) were held in September, with officers officially elected in October. Since then, FCC has already started planning events, such as a bonfire at Holy Cross Road. They also hosted a freshman class Christmas dance in Dahnke Ballroom, which had a turnout of around 200 people. For the last day of classes before finals, they are holding a prayer service at the Grotto.Some ideas that have been proposed for next semester are a freshman class spikeball tournament, a dance in mid-March preceding St. Patrick’s day and an Easter egg decorating event. FCC is also planning a trivia night in the LaFortune Ballroom.“One of the best perks about it is because within just the first couple of weeks you know one person from every dorm,” Sam Cannova, FCC president, said. “I found an opportunity to really find connection with the people of Notre Dame. I feel like Notre Dame has a great name and great reputation but with class council I found an opportunity to connect with people.”Tags: 2017 Student Government Insider, Class Councils, freshman class council, junior class council, senior class council, sophomore class council, Student governmentlast_img read more

2014 Thurston County Spring Sports Playoff Schedule

first_img4A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)SinglesSydney Pham (Olympia) vs. Claire Behoskey (Eisenhower)All Topp (Olympia) vs. Sabrina Demerath (Inglemoor)DoublesRachel Kellson / Catty Zhang (Olympia) vs. Jill Louthlan / Kelsey Lenhart (Ferris (Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle)SinglesLauren Brandt (Tumwater) vs. Llezel Villanueva (Lindbergh)3A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri Cities)DoublesAinsley WInterrowd / Sidney Smith (North Thurston) vs. Caroline Dillion / Caroline Hamilton (Mercer Island) 3A Boys State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)DoublesJason Rush / Gabriel Agtarap (North Thurston) vs. Stuart Schachle / Cameron McDowell (Shorewood) Facebook1Tweet0Pin0BaseballThe T-Birds begin play in the 2A state tournament on May 24. Tennis 1A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(West Valley High School, Yakima)SinglesAll Jo Vena (Tenino) vs. Samantha Weeks (Annie Wright)DoublesErin Engebreth / Natalie Hall (Tenino) vs. Tess Radlach / Amella Weeks (South Whidbey)2A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30 North Thurston High School senior Sidney Smith plays in the State 3A Doubles Tournament on May 30. Boys Soccer2A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalCapital vs. Sedro Wooley @ Sunset Chevrolet Stadium (Sumner), 8 p.m, 4A Boys State TournamentStanding at 5’2″, Olympia High School sophomore Ryan Adams (left) is one of the top players in the area and the number two singles player on the Bears tennis team. The number one player is freshmen Jamie Bautista.  Both play in in the State 4A Singles competition Friday May 30.Friday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)SinglesJamie Bautista (Olympia) vs. Niko Convento (Graham-Kapowsin)Ryan Adams (Olympia) vs. Jason Lul (Newport)DoublesWill Berghoff / Wooten (Olympia) vs. Lawson / Jarvis (Gig Harbor) 1A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalRochester vs. Naches Valley @ County Field (Yakima) 7 p.m.2A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalTumwater vs. Lake Washington @ County Stadium (Yakima), 1 p.m. 2A Boys State TournamentFriday, May 30(Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle)SinglesTy Gentry (Capital) vs. Michael Manlon (East Valley)Jason Trinh (River Ridge) vs. Alan Kwiatowski (Lindbergh)David Granero (Tumwater) vs. Ehan Romney (Sammamish)DoublesTravis Miller / Doug Doenges (Capital) vs. Gabe Harris / Michael Carlton (Othello)Jimmy Do / Noah Durette (Black Hills) vs. Max Shmolotohka / Reece Gilbert (Sehome)Ryan Gudbranson / Nathan Eliason (Tumwater) vs. Sam Banya / ___ Banya (Lindbergh) Softball2A State TournamentFriday, May 30Tumwater vs. Fife @ Carlon Park (Selah) 10 a.m.Capital vs. Sequim @ Carlon Park (Selah) 12 p.m. Golf1B/2B Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29 (Oakbrook Golf Course, Lakewood)GirlsMackenzie Reeves (Northwest Christian)BoysAaron Fox (Northwest Christian)1A BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29(Lake Spanaway Golf Course)Deric Hawes (Rochester)Brock Hawes (Rochester)2A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29Girls(The Classic, Puyallup)Kayla Monroe (Tumwater)Kelsey Wilder (Capital)Naomi Yamamoto (Capital)Alison Kwieciak (Capital)Mica Livingston (Capital)BoysBrent Chaplin competes Thursday May 29 in State Tournament Play.  Photo credit: Steve Hamilton(Chambers Bay, University Place)Jake Shier (Black Hills)Gabriel Barnes (Capital)Brent Chapin (Capital)Joel Christopher (Capital)Ryan Waldron (Black Hills)3A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28-Thursday, May 29Girls(Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland)Audrey Marlatt (North Thurston)Mikayla Blumer (Timberline)Michaela Smith (Timberline)Rilee Vilanueva (Shelton)Amy Martin (Timberline)Kerry Johnson (Shelton)Boys  (Tri-Mountain Golf Course, Ridgefield)Grant Cation (Shelton)Mitchell DeAndre (Shelton)Dallas McClellen (North Thurston)Nick Guyer (Shelton)4A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28-Thurstday, May 29Girls(Club Green Meadows, Vancouver)Tianna Ford (Yelm)Boys(Camas Meadows Golf Course, Camas)Nolan Backman (Olympia)last_img read more