WILMINGTON — When members of East End Elementary School’s student council received word that the Easter Bunny could use extra help making deliveries in Clinton County, they hopped into action.
Launching its “Be a Basket Bunny” campaign, council members reached out to friends and classmates for help in collecting sweet treats to create 72 fun-filled Easter baskets for children who were patients, or the children of patients, at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.
Baskets were also delivered to deserving students attending East End Elementary School.
Comprised of 12 students elected by their peers, student council members share various responsibilities to help better the school environment and enhance the school experience.
With the mission to build responsible leaders within the school community and promote the values that represent good character in all students, the student council strives to accomplish its mission through leading by example in the classroom and community by being respectful, responsible, and safe.
The East End Student Council has participated in several service projects throughout the school year.
The “Hats for Hurricane” campaign found students and staff donating a dollar (or more), allowing them to wear their hat of choice for a day. Campaign proceeds benefited an East End family who recently suffered loss as a result of a house fire.
In total, upwards of $500 was raised to help a family in need.
In February, during lunches and East End’s One Book One School Family Night, student council members sold Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day garnering $120 which will be used to supplement the fifth-grade graduation picnic.
Council members are also known to help the school secretary and principal every day with morning announcements and by tutoring third-grade students.
Student council members hope to complete an additional service project before the end of the school year.
Student council members include: Katelyn Bollinger, president; Josie Heys, vice president; Addyson Smith, secretary; Jerika Huston, treasurer; Addison Kretchek and Kloe Calloway, activities chairpersons; Savannah Morris and LillyAnna Brewer, public relations; and Makenna Tolliver, Alex Smith and Jesse Parker, representatives.
Student council advisors are Justin Evans and Brandy Marshall, both teachers at East End Elementary.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.