Levi Williams School Inducts Student Leadership

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The Levi C. Williams Middle School in Congo Town has inducted into office a new leadership of the 4th student council government to stir the affairs of the school for the next academic year.

Performing the induction ceremony recently, the deputy director-general of media services at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Mr. Ledgerhood Rennie, Sr., cautioned the students to remain disciplined and respectful at all times if they should succeed as students and good citizens.

Rennie further urged the new student leadership to serve with humility and be selfless, while at the same time, making the best out of every critical issue.    

Those inducted under the leadership of the 4th Student Council government were the president, Jeanne-Marie Johnson, vice president, Olga Kulee Bloh, and the secretary-general, Tred Service. Others were the speaker, Nula Vapila, student representative to the council, Dakale Momolu, and the Chaplin-general, Gibson Kollie.

The Jeannie-Marie Johnson‘s leadership, which has already launched its first project of air condition and marker board will serve for one academic year. The air condition and the marker board projects are expected to be completed in May.

In her statement of acceptance from Rennie’s charges to her leadership, Ms Johnson called on her fellow students to be unique and see themselves as “one of a kind, special, different, rare and especially undefined.”

“We need to be identified by the attributes bestowed on us that will set examples for our future generation, therefore, I must inform you that being a president of this student body is a challenge, but I believe that I am qualified for this position,” student Johnson assured.

To the faculty members, mentors, and her fellow elected officials, she assured them of her leadership preparedness to make the difference.

“My mother once said, all people are unique, but there are good and bad fruits that can be noted in a leader. While no one is perfect, a leader must go by a higher standard because yelling, fist throwing and back biting is unacceptable in a leadership.”       

She then assured the administration that her leadership will prioritize hard work, creativity, studiousness and progressiveness that will help the image of the school.

Ms Johnson now president of the student council government, is a prospective graduate (9th grade). She has been in the school since she was three. She is now 14. Over the years, she has been an outstanding student; recipient of the school Eloquent and Super Reader Awards; a member of the French Club, and for two consecutive years, Jeannie-Marie diligently served as chairperson, Levi C. Williams Middle School Election Commission.

The Levi C. Williams Middle School, which runs on the motto, “If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher,” was established to mould the minds of the young people mentally, socially, physically and academically. Over the years, the school has been training its students not only in academics, but also in student politics, drama, debate and mostly showcasing their talents as they progress.

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