LAMS eighth grader Heidi Alman and Student Council Advisor Christina Wadlington show their awards to members of the School Board. Photo Courtesy LAPS
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Nineteen students from Los Alamos Middle School recently attended the 73rd New Mexico Association of Student Councils (NMASC) State Leadership Conference where they came away with not only new skills and friends, but a first place in School’s Choice and first place in Judge’s Choice for their Environmental Awareness Project. LAMS Math teacher and Student Council Advisor Christina Wadlington was named the New Mexico Association of Student Councils Middle Level Advisor of the Year.
They were recognized for their achievements by the LAPS School Board during their last meeting.
“I’m proud of all the hard work all the student council members have done and will continue to do in the future,” Ms. Wadlington said.
LAMS also received 3rd place in School’s Choice and 3rd place in Judge’s Choice for their School Spirit entry.
The LAMS Student Council hosted a recycling competition. They tracked the amount of recycling by Hawk teams for both 7th and 8th grade, and then awarded prizes to the winning teams.
To promote Hawk Spirit, the Student Council hosted a spirit week but with a little twist. They made it into a competition for each of the hallways. The week concluded with a pep rally and prizes for the winning Hawk team.
The state conference, hosted by Volcano Vista High School, was attended by middle and high school student council members from across the state. It gives students an opportunity to network and make new connections, as well as build leadership skills and share ideas. Students from LAMS who attended were Heidi Alman, Tahira Archuletta, Alex Byerly, Evelyn Drake, Genesis Fernandez, Cara Gattiker, Anna Gattis, Esther Gellis, Jewel Jaramillo, Kestrel Laeser, Alexis Lattimore, Kyrsten Martinez, Angelica Montoya, Madeline Morris, Diego Pacheco, Stephanie Rivera, Mary Lou Sheppard and Bryanna Trujillo.