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Often, some of these positions in student government are popularity contests and the officers do very little.
One year in HS, my daughter was not elected as a Senator to the Student Senate. That year, she chose to attend every meeting anyway and in fact, she started a committee on an important issue she cared about and was trying to change a policy at her high school. She worked with one or two kids (though truly led this almost singlehandedly) to write a new policy for the school that eventually went before the faculty and she took it to the school board who finally approved the new policy for the school. It took two years from start to finish. During this time, a Senator in the Senate quit and the President appointed my D as a replacement because she was always at the meetings and she was someone who was actually initiating and accomplishing something. In fact, every teacher rec and GC rec my D got for college mentions what my D accomplished in making a change at her school on this policy and how it was very rare for students in the Senate to ever truly do something of significance that effected change in the school and she did and she wasn't even elected! I think what she managed to initiate and getting new policy passed at her school (she started a second policy initiative after the first one was done) was more important than any elected title.