The Timberland High School Student Council (STUCO) has been elected President of the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) for the 2019-2020 school year, the highest honor a council can receive in the state. MASC’s mission is to provide programs and resources that develop positive student leaders and advisors who will promote a quality school and community environment. Nearly 1,000 student leaders from across Missouri attended the 2019 State Convention at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis March 7-9. During the annual spring convention, schools campaign for office for the following school year, and use skits, election presentations, and creative campaign materials to garner votes from other student councils. Timberland STUCO has been elected Gateway Council President among schools in the greater St. Louis area four times in the past 10 years, but this is the first time in school history that the group has secured the top office in the state. As state president, Timberland students are now responsible to host the MASC Convention in March of 2020.
Timberland STUCO students had to decide to run for the state office months ago, according to THS STUCO Advisor Jim Andrzejewski. Their election campaign included putting together a video that highlights the council’s many accomplishments. “Winning this position is a testament to the level of respect Timberland Student Council has around the entire state,” said Andrzejewski. “We have waited a long time for this, and I couldn't be happier to have such an opportunity to showcase our school, district and community to the entire State of Missouri. I am also so incredibly proud of my students who have worked so hard to accomplish this!”