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Year: 1997 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
Is a student council just a student council? Not to Brian Potter who sees it as a learning opportunity for students at John Rennie High School in Pointe Claire. Under his direction the council has greatly expanded its responsibilities and achievements and has taken on a new structure to enable it to do so. Instead of being elected to the position, students now have to apply for a position as if it were a job. They are selected for positions by the students who are currently on the board. Mr. Potter helps on both ends by teaching applicants how to prepare for the selection process and showing senior council members how to conduct interviews and review applications. The idea has caught on and is being studied by other schools in the area.
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