Student Leadership: Student Senate, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Congressional Award, Leadership Development Program

  • Welcome to Idaho Fine Arts Academy's (IFAA) Student Leadership page!
    We hope this will be a resource for students, parents, staff and other stakeholders in the IFAA community.
    IFAA'S Student Leadership Program is a unique model. It is based on the fact that we are a small 6-12 magnet school that believes in servant leadership.
    Because of this we have merged different leadership and service programs into one interconnected program:
    IFAA Student Leadership's mission is to support IFAA's mission: "Building lives through artistic, scholastic and civic excellence."
    Shared Values:
    An organization in which students, staff and parents:
    1. Communicate with each other
    2. Participate in school activities
    3. Improve our community and the world
    4. Empower students
    Specific information on the structure and purposes for IFAA student leadership can be found below: 
    Executive Committee: This group of selected students oversees both our Student Senate as well as our Interact Club and National Honor Society. Selections occur in Feburary and Executive Committee and Senate members serve for one year.
    Officers for 2020-20121:
    Student Senate President and Interact Vice President-Gabriella Ariaga
    Interact President and Student Senate Vice President-Erica Dymen
    Treasurer-Lexi Ritchie
    Director of Communications-Lauren Roth
    Student Senate: This group is made up of the Executive Committee and Student Senators who represent the various grade levels. There can be up to 14 Senators.
    The Senate's main duties are to represent the students to the school administration as well as produce events which improve school climate. The Senate holds elections in January and Senators serve for one calendar year. 
    Interact Club: Interact is our service club. It is open to all students 12 years old and up. Interact is sponsored by the Eagle-Garden City Rotary Club. Interact Club volunteers regularly in various community events and is partnered with Caring Hearts High School in Nguluni, Kenya where we currently sponsor four students to attend school.
    More information on Interact can be found below: 
    We will follow all policies in the generic Interact constitution and bylaws which do not specifically conflict with the Idaho Fine Arts Academy Student Leadership Constitution and Bylaws..
    National Honor Society: IFAA NHS is a designation for students who meet IFAA's NHS selection criteria.

    1. Be In their Sophomore, Junior or Senior Year.

    2. Have a 3.7 cumulative GPA.

    3. Have taken or commit to take 4 years of math at grade level or higher.

     NHS community activities will be carried out through our Interact Club. NHS members will also need to fulfill their individual NHS community service obligations.

     More information on NHS can be found below:
    Congressional Award: We are encouraging all students, especially NHS members,  to participate in the Congressional award.
    Mr. Earle is IFAA's Congressional Award adviser. Please contact him if you wish to pursue the Congressional Award.
    IFAA Leadership Development Program: The Leadership Development Program is available to all high school students in Interact and Senate and is required of all students on the Executive Committee. It is a nine month program that aims to improve student leadership through reading, reflecting, workshops and field trips. Students may participate in IFAA Leadership Development each year of high school as the focus will change annually.
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