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Class Councils

Megan Doyle | Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Senior Class Council

The Senior Class Council has been working hard this semester to organize a variety of events for the Class of 2010 during their last year at Notre Dame, class president Chris Tillett said. 

The group offered Senior Weekend Kickoff Afternoon at Legends during the USC football weekend. The Council teamed up with Legends again recently to host the Senior Beer Tasting with varied drink selections, expert explanations and a guitar performance from a member of the Class of 2010.

Tillett said that events for the Class of 2010’s final semester include a Press Box Dinner and plans for Senior Week in May are already being discussed.

Junior Class Council

The representatives of Junior Class Council have been dedicated to creating a successful semester, blending campus activities with projects for students looking to volunteer in the South Bend area. 

Class president Caitlin Pulte listed the range of events hosted by the Council, including a volleyball tournament, class adoration, pumpkin carving and the creation of a human glowstick rosary. In the community, juniors baked cookies and helped kids in Sunday school in addition to writing letters to pen pals in nearby schools. The pen pals visited campus and spend time with their partners in the junior class. 

“Next semester, we plan to continue with the pen pals and other service ideas,” Pulte said. “We are also planning a ski trip and a poker tournament.”

Sophomore Class Council

The Sophomore Class Council has been busy with numerous events this semester. Their goal was to create unique and interesting projects that would attract a wide variety of students, class president Catherine Soler said. 

The Council hosted a dodgeball tournament to benefit the organization Right to Play and sent Thanksgiving cards to all staff workers on campus. Council members also put together a volunteer trip to the Catholic Worker location in South Bend. 

Next semester, the Council has planned service events to benefit the American Cancer Society and St. Baldrick’s Society to help fight children’s cancer.

Freshman Class Council

The members of the Freshman Class Council (FCC) have been enthusiastic about their first semester as part of student government. 

Building relationships and making the FCC an accessible representative for the freshmen class on campus have been the top priorities for the Council this year. 

Class president Michael Thomas said a new Class of 2013 Web site has bridged the gap between the Council and the freshman class. 

“We have had the opportunity to organize ourselves into committees to raise a significant amount of funds and to familiarize ourselves with the various steps involved in event planning,” Thomas said.