StuCo
Student Council

2019 Dr. Earl Reum
Kansas Advisor of the Year

Kelli Getz
Quinter Junior/Senior High School

Congratulations to Kelli Getz, an eighteen-year veteran educator and student council advisor, for being selected as the 2019 Dr. Earl Reum Kansas Student Council Advisor of the Year. Kelli currently teaches American Government, U.S. History and World History at Quinter Jr/Sr High School. In addition, over the years she has been a class sponsor, president of the professional development committee, teacher representative for negotiations, and was honored to be the 2018 Quinter High School Commencement Speaker. Beyond the school setting, Mrs. Getz is involved in her community serving in various capacities including Board President for the Children’s Neighborhood Daycare, sponsor of the Gove County Youth Leadership Organization, and a member of the Gove County 4-H Fair Board to name a few. One of her students stated, “Mrs. Getz always encourages us to plan ideas to better our school and community, and she is always right there to help us, if needed.” She is truly a role-model for community leadership.

Kelli and the Quinter Student Council annually attend a KSHSAA Regional STUCO Conference and the KSHSAA Summer Leadership Workshop. For four years they hosted a regional conference. The Quinter High School STUCO is highly involved initiating and promoting school and community endeavors throughout the school year. A couple of these are GratiTuesday (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving the entire student body of Quinter Jr/Sr High School engages in a variety of community service projects) and Winter Palooza (Fun Night for Quinter Elementary students). “One of our club’s goals was to reach out to the younger generation and show them what leadership looks like and that we care about our future students, so along with Winter Palooza we painted the recess equipment at our elementary school. Mrs. Getz likes to continually remind us that little eyes are always watching, and we always have a chance to make a difference in someone’s life,” commented former STUCO President, Andrea Charles.

Quinter Jr/Sr High School Principal, Toby Countryman, remarked, “I am blown away by the amount of work, effort, and deliberate planning of leadership opportunities that Mrs. Getz puts into her student council sponsorship. Regardless of the activity, the objective is always to teach students both personal and civic responsibility in order to develop their leadership skills and to help build an inclusive, positive atmosphere within our school. There is no doubt in my mind that our school atmosphere would suffer without our student council and Mrs. Getz.”

Dr. Earl Reum once said, “Great leaders are developed, not simply born!” Thank you to Mrs. Kelli Getz and all the student council advisors across Kansas for doing this daily. “YOU KAN LEAD!”

 


 

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