Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Academy’s Student Council is an active group of upper classwomen who provide guidance and leadership to the student body throughout the year. The Student Council plans school events, organizes special projects, and represents the SHA student body on official school business matters.
2012-13 Stu Co Officers
From left to right: Kayla Burt (President), Gillian Dougherty (Treasurer), Marinna Counahan (Executive Board), Kara Murray (Secretary), and Christina Bavisotto (Vice-President)
Academic Year Theme
Each year, the Student Council selects a theme for the academic year that represents what the student leaders hope to accomplish during their tenure. As a symbol of that theme, the Council develops the artwork for the official SHA folder, which is distributed to all students, faculty and staff on the first day of school.
The Student Council plans and organizes assemblies throughout the year to provide students with an opportunity to learn and enjoy a variety of topics ranging from serious presentations about societal issues to pure entertainment. From internet safety to Sumo wrestlers, choral groups to Rachel’s Challenge, Student Council will always find something to stimulate students’ curiosity, enrich their minds, or cause them to laugh out loud.
All students are invited to this annual semi-formal event, usually held at the Haerthstone Manor. The dance is open to all Sacred Heart students and their dates. Students may also attend with their SHA friends (without dates). The Student Council chooses a special theme for the festivities, and each person who attends the Winter Dance receives a keepsake souvenir to remember the magical evening.
Spirit Week has been a long-standing tradition at SHA. This special week is set aside each year to unify our student body and bring about spirit within the school and within each class. Highlights include dress-up and dress-down days, riotous assemblies, and friendly competitions between homerooms and classes. Spirit Week concludes with a karaoke contest that has grown over the years to an extravaganza of Broadway-like proportions.
Each morning Student Council officers lead the school community in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Officers also announce birthdays, provide school news and promote current SHA events.