CHS offers a unique elective called leadership

February 8, 2016 | Ariana Fulton

Crestview High school offers a variety of electives. One elective CHS has is leadership. In leadership students learn different types of leader qualities.

There is 9th grade leadership where freshman get to learn the basics of leadership. There is also 10th grade leadership for sophomores where they really begin participating in events and learning more leader qualities. Bulldog pack is for 11th and 12th grade students; they are leaders of the school they do many things to help the school and community. Erika Kennedy a leadership teacher said “The difference is grade; bulldog pack is for 11 and 12th grade. Bulldog pack is bit of a mentor class where upperclassman help guide new freshman through the transition from middle school to high school. The upperclassman serve as role models for the underclassman and show them what being a Crestview bulldog is all about.”

Leadership does a number of things to better the school and community. “They do Bulldog Camp where they welcome incoming freshman and get them excited about high school [by helping them] form bonds with upperclassman that last throughout the school year. They organize pep rallies and tailgate [parties] to get sports teams and fans pumped up and spread moral. Also, they do a canned food drive for the needy and a Christmas family campaign where they raise toys and clothes for the less fortunate. Several times a year they clean up campus and participate in many campaigns to better our community.” Ms. Kennedy stated.

In class, leadership students organize and plan new and exciting ways to make CHS and the community better. “Through unconventional lessons students learn civic reasonability, team building skills, leadership qualities, and aptitude public relations. They also make posters to put around the school to inform students about important events.” stated Mrs. Kennedy.

Students must apply to be in leadership. Students can find the form at or with Ms. Kennedy (Rm. 348) or Cari Ruschmeier (Rm. 821). Ms. Kennedy would like incoming freshman to know “if you want to meet  great group of new friends, help your school and community, and have a blast while doing it then you should definitely apply for leadership. We are also pumped up for next year. See you at Bulldog Camp!”

“Although leadership is a fun and exciting class everyone in it works extremely hard. So if you enjoy pep rallies, different fundraisers held on campus, and the hallways decorated with colorful posters, thank a leadership kid. GO BULLDOGS!” said Mrs. Kennedy.

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