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Teen enjoys leadership role as student council president

2013-12-27T00:00:00Z Teen enjoys leadership role as student council presidentKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

For Lansing teen Brittany Boss, it’s all about making personal connections with others.

The Illiana Christian High School senior serves her peers at president of student council, organizing events like blood drives, cookouts and homecoming.

“I love the responsibility of being president. The job is a lot more work than I expected,” Boss said.

“I like having to put together the meetings and listening to the other students’ ideas. We discuss different activities we can begin and how we can improve activities we have done before.”

Boss maintains a 3.8 grade point average and excels in math and Spanish classes, and enjoys the closeness of her fellow students.

“Most of the students at Illiana are involved with extracurricular activities like sports, musicals, plays, bands or choirs,” she said.

“One of my favorite things about going to Illiana is that we have a 25-minute chapel three times a week. It amazes me that a school can come together to praise and worship our God in one place,” she added.

Inspired by the death of her younger brother shortly after birth, Boss plans to study nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.

“I would love to work in the neonatal section in a hospital. I want to help not only the babies to get healthy and strong, but the families who struggle with their newborn child being sick,” she said.

The daughter of Wayne and Trisha Boss, the teen is a member of the youth group at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing and assists with children’s ministries.

She was recently chosen as a Lansing Rotary Club Student of the Month for her leadership at school and in her community.

“I was honestly surprised when I receive the award. It was a great feeling to be recognized for the work I’ve done in Student Council,” she said.

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