Fremont County students take leadership roles in Wyoming Association of Student Councils

Fremont County High School Students now hold two of three elected positions in the Wyoming Association of Student Councils following the annual state conference in Green River. Lander Valley High School Junior Keegan Harrison is the new president of the group and Wind River High School Sophomore Alison Johnson is the new vice-president. The third top officer, that of secretary, went to Kailey Hammett of Campbell County High School in Gillette. Harrison recalled finding out about the possibility of running for office at the last big state Summit, and he liked what heard. "I felt like I could make a difference," he said. LVHS's Griffin Leeman was the state president last year, so Harrison said he picked Leeman's brain and learned a lot from his predecessor. He had to give a three minute speech to more than 600 students before the vote, where he was elected. In his new role, he'll represent the State of Wyoming in national Student Council gatherings, including a big meeting in Minnesota. Johnson, and her sister Cora, who is also an All-State Council Member, said the Wind River Student Council also received the prestigious “Honor Council with Meritorious Distinction” this year for it's many projects and programs. “We’re involved with many activities, including community service projects, school spirit, homecoming week, teacher appreciation and recognition of students among other things,” Cora said. She is the current president of the WRHS Student Council this year. One of the council’s community service projects is coming up this Friday when the school hosts Pavillion-area senior citizens with a brunch at the school commons, including caroling by the school’s choir. “Last year we raised $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish program and this year we want to increase that to $5,000,” Cora Johnson said. Both sisters credited the resurrection of the WRHS Student Council to a former teacher, Chad Rose, “who showed us what we could be and we ran with it,” Cora said. The new student council advisor is Nikki Scheu, the school’s math teacher. The parents of the sisters are Derek and JoDee Johnson. The family lives near Kinnear. *PHOTO: Alison and Cora Johnson of Wind River High School. A photo of Harrison was not immediately available.* #county10 #news