Welcome to HSSC!
HSSC REPRESENTS OVER
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Welcome to the website of the Hawaiʻi State Student Council (HSSC), the official representation of Hawaiʻi’s 170,000 public school students. The council is comprised of members spanning the several islands of the state who meet on a regular basis to discuss students concerns and action to remedy the present and future issues of education and student life.
Aloha everyone. With the generous and humbling support of our members, I am incredibly honored to serve as your Chairperson of the Hawaii State Student Council. As a senior from Hilo High School, I am proud to join my fellow Executive Officers in leading a council that represents over 168,000 public school students across the State of Hawai'i.
Thanks to the unyielding perseverance of our predecessors, our council and schools have been able to return to a state of normalcy. But there remains a great amount of work to be done to ensure our schools and education system are equitable, just, and exemplary. To do this, I believe that we need to leverage the incredibly rich and diverse experiences of our students to look to the future and work towards addressing these issues one step at a time.
Furthermore, I also look forward to supporting the Board of Education’s 2023-29 Strategic Plan in creating an environment where students are “engaged in an inspiring, personalized, and culturally responsive education.” And so it is my priority to increase the awareness of students of the crucial role they play in our education system and legislative process, and mobilize even greater amounts of students to share their voices on pressing issues in education. Because in order to create a premiere and exemplary education system for our state, I believe we must have students, teachers, legislators, and communities working hand in hand as agents for change.
Chairperson, School Year 2023-24
Hawaiʻi State Student Council
ENGAGE WITH US
The Hawaiʻi State Student Council is the voice of Hawaiʻi’s 170,000 public school students. The council meets on a regular basis to discuss student issues and youth concerns, and members also address issues before the state Legislature and Hawaii State Board of Education.
HSSC gains its strength from the present network of student councils (state, districts, and schools); however, we would like to expand upon the status quo. We want to establish a network that comprises every student in the state. Hawaiʻi students can accomplish this ambitious goal by taking part in student government and staying informed on the issues.
Our website offers students information on the council’s activities, education updates, and statewide resources. The website further facilitates our desire to hear from our peers, so give us an email–tell us what you think or join our Facebook group and subscribe to our “Tweets.” Developing this network is key to growing in our capacity to initiate change in our schools and communities. We are the voice of the students of Hawaiʻi.