Homeroom Representatives: Explained


A frequent occurrence Student Council notices is that many events are meticulously planned with months of anticipation leading up to it, but the turnout is significantly less than expected. The events are mainly advertised by word of mouth, and only a select few know about what’s going on.

In 2015, Enloe had a homeroom-type class in the daily schedule, but it was removed with the switch to the A-B schedule. With this, an actual representative assembly was also attempted, however, participation was stark because of its inconvenience. In 2019, Student Council decided to reestablish this initiative by integrating it into the A-B schedule. The purpose of the Community Council and designated homeroom period is to effectively inform the student body of upcoming events.

Homeroom representatives are chosen by their peers to be a reliable source for information regarding Enloe events. As Natalie Yeung, Community Council Coordinator, says, “[Their role is] to be a ‘go-to’ person for concerns about school-related things, and to overall represent the student body and their voices.” These representatives are able to increase student interaction, along with increased recognition of student concerns to the school. “Our goal for this is for it to be a platform for sharing and communication, as well as inclusion,” says Student Body president, Angela Lewis.

Angela Lewis (left), Student Body President, and Natalie Yeung (right), Community Council Coordinator, are two of Community Council’s primary organizers.

Representatives are chosen with a small election held between their homeroom peers. The Community Council then has meetings once or twice a month during the homeroom period to discuss current school events that the student body needs to know about. After this, representatives give a rundown about what’s happening next week to their class and directly relay student concerns to the Council.

Both Yeung and Lewis are major organizers with big plans for the Council. “I think this is such an amazing way for our school to come together, share and communicate about all of the unique and fantastic parts of our school,” says Lewis. Yeung expresses, “It is extremely exciting! I pride myself on being the ‘go-to’ person for my friends about anything happening in the school and I want to inspire others to be the same.” The Enloe community can only expect bigger changes to come with the help of Yeung, Lewis and other Community Council organizers.

Ending with words from Yeung, “The impact we could make by just simply being informed and informing others is often unrealized and is something I want to enact with the time I have left at Enloe.”