Welcome to HSSC!
HSSC REPRESENTS OVER
PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
E KOMO MAI
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.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
As this year’s Chairperson of the Hawaiʻi State Student Council, it is my pleasure to have the opportunity to serve all students in public schools within the State of Hawaiʻi. I am a proud senior of Pāhoa High and Intermediate School, home of the Daggers. With the remarkable 50th year anniversary of Hawaiʻi State Student Council, I will promote a platform to empower change and bring students to talk about important issues. As a student leader I am eager to use my position to be a voice for others because all leaders deserve to be heard.
As we adjust to this new year it is important to go through things together. I plan to make an impact by restoring normalcy within the school environment, recognizing students for their countless efforts in the community, create and provide more ideas on how school’s can be more inclusive, and continue to combat bullying through our council committees. As a community we will face challenges, however, under my leadership of the council, I will encourage and collaborate with my members on ways to be innovative and work hard as a cohesive team to overcome the unexpected that comes our way. With that being said I will be looking forward to what tomorrow will bring and what the council will accomplish this school year.
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.