Welcome to HSSC!
WE ARE PROUD TO REPRESENT AND SERVE
E KOMO MAI
Welcome to the official website of the Hawaiʻi State Student Council (HSSC), serving as the unified voice for Hawaiʻi's 175,000 public school students. Our council is a diverse assembly of members hailing from various islands across the state, convening regularly to address students' concerns and formulate actionable solutions to enhance the quality of education and student experiences for both the present and the future.
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 175,000 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 175,000 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 provides students with valuable insights into the council's ongoing activities, essential education updates, and a rich repository of statewide resources. It is designed to encourage active engagement from our fellow students—share your thoughts with us via email, connect with us on Instagram or Threads, and let your voice be heard. Building and strengthening this network is fundamental to our growth and ability to drive positive change within our schools and communities. Together, we embody the collective voice of Hawaiʻi's students.