Thoughts on Leadership Class
Editor’s Note: Robert Williams is the School News Editor of the Telegram and this piece is his opinion. This article does not reflect the official opinion of the Telegram Editorial Board.
Is our leadership class really leading the students of DHS? Do they really influence the actions of others attending DHS? The definition of leadership is the ability to lead. What gives these particular students that ability to lead the school? Leadership class in this school seems to just plan events like rallies and dances but where do they really influence students and lead them?
During homecoing week, each class is supposed to build a float to submit in the parade which airs during our homecoming game. These are supposed to be class floats but I know for the class of 2011, very few people work on it. Actually, it is just the leadership class who is building our float. I know they invite certain other people from outside the class to come join in, but it is a small minority of our class. These leaders should be getting the word out and inviting the whole class of 2011 to go build our float. I hear the class bickering constantly about having too much work because of the float building. Maybe if they tried to invite many more people to come, they would not have so much work on their hands. Do not get me wrong, I have been invited to the float building, so this editorial is in no way being negative towards the leadership class for being left out myself. I have seen pictures of the leadership class working on the float and there are very few members there; 10 at maximum.
I feel like the leadership class is more like a small planning committee, not a group of students that actually lead the class. They do not really have a big impact of the lives of the DHS students. They need to get more people involved in the events they plan and show the leadership they really have.