Oxbow Student Council
August 2021 to June 2022
Oxbow's Student Council directs the Oxbow student social calendar and routes student concerns to Oxbow's administration.
Officers elected by the student body join students elected as class representatives and ad hoc members in weekly meetings at Wednesday lunch. Meetings are conducted according to "Robert's Rules of Order." While membership is open to any Oxbow middle or high school student, participation is governed by Oxbow's extra-curricular eligibility guidelines.
The presidents or co-presidents are usually elected by the student body following candidate presentations at Final Assembly, and begin their term in June, reaching into the next school year. The secretary and treasurer are then elected from the new student council.
The pandemic moved the Spring 2020 presidential elections to Fall 2020. Elections for the presidency and/or co-presidency will be held in Fall 2021 for the 2021/2022 school year.
Oxbow’s Student Council traditionally runs the Welcome Back Dance in September; Homecoming Events for the Homecoming Dance in September or October, depending on the athletic calendar; supports Trick or Treat Street at the Grafton County Home in North Haverhill, N.H.; runs the Halloween March; coordinates Holiday Caroling at Grafton County Home, the Atkinson Home, and the Margaret Pratt Center; runs the Winter Carnival Games and Winter Carnival semi-formal dance; participates in the March of Dimes walk; encourages Green Up Day participation, and many other events that arise during the school year.
In recent years, Student Council has also used its advocacy role to lobby for increased wireless access for students at school; lengthened passing times between classes; shepherded changes to the school dress code; proposed redecorating restroom facilities, and examined student parking policies.
Student Council co-presidents Abagail Carson and Hayden Palmer won election in Spring 2019 and were re-elected in Fall 2020. They are now rising juniors. Kailey Drake was the secretary/treasurer. She graduated in June 2020.