I picked up my petition, got the required signatures, and turned it back in to the Student Body advisor, Jeff Roper, prior to the deadline.
The next day, I was home sick and received a voicemail from Roper, stating that I would not be allowed to run for the position of Student Body President because I was not considered a “full-time” student.
The school must sign me up for (and in most cases pay for) the courses and they are responsible for assigning a grade based on my performance in the course.
When asked how this was determined, Bott stated that they turned to the Idaho High School Activities Association manual, which states a student must be ”PASSING” six of eight classes in order to participate in school activities, and changed it to define a full-time student as taking six of eight classes at DHS.
Background Right before my freshman year of high school, I moved to a small, rural town in Idaho called Declo. I wanted to pursue a career I was passionate about in pediatric psychiatry, one that would allow me to provide for myself and family while making a positive impact in young people's lives.
Right away, I became very involved in my school; participating in cheerleading, Trendsetters (show choir), D. As my time at DHS continued, the exclusion became worse.
As the end of my junior year was approaching, I did not think things could get much worse. Student Body President Elections The week of April 21, 2014, it was announced that Student Body President petitions were available to be picked up.
I was so excited, it was finally time to check off my first big high school goal and have the opportunity to use my leadership skills on a school wide level!