Students in 5th - 12th Grade are selected by faculty to represent the school and serve at events throughout the year such as Back-to-School Night, Grandparents Day and the hosting of visiting potential students.
Student Ambassadors 2019-2020
Zander Wilk Ruble
First Presbyterian Academy is premiering a new student leadership program this fall called the Prefect System. Prefects are students selected from the senior class who are leaders and possess a high degree of commitment to the school’s values and ideals. Prefects will not carry the power of authority over other students but will serve as Christian role models for our school community in their various areas. These students will serve in the areas of the chapel, academics, student action, student life, and unity of school.
The following students will serve as Prefects for the 2019-2020 school year:
Student Action Prefects:
Aubrey Bouvier - Fine Arts
Aubri Karr - Athletics
Student Life Prefect:
Student Council is a group of student leaders committed to the interest of the student body. As students, they bring the needs, opinions, and concerns of the students of their grade to the Administration. They work with the Prefects, as well as community leaders to incorporate service projects that will better their own campus and increase the schools' impact on the Greenville area. Student Council is also responsible for the school’s social activities. They plan High School and Middle School events including dances and other special events. One of the most exciting weeks of the school year is Spirit Week where the student council organizes activities, events, and fundraisers for each day of the week.
Key Club is an international student-led organization for those in the 9th - 12th Grade that provides its members with opportunities to volunteer and serve, build character, and develop leadership.
The Key Club objectives are:
- To develop initiative and leadership
- To provide experience in living and working together
- To serve the school and community
- To cooperate with the school administration
- To prepare for useful citizenship
- To accept and promote the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material, values of life
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships
- To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
At First Presbyterian Academy, Key Club members meet regularly throughout the year to plan various projects, discuss service opportunities, and raise awareness for needs on a local and global level. If you love hands-on service projects and getting to know other people, this club is for you!
Key Club Membership Requirements:
- Be a current 9th - 12th Grade student
- Pay the $30 membership dues
- Earn a minimum of 90 points (approximately 50 hours of service)
- Attend bi-monthly meetings
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT
The South Carolina YMCA Youth in Government Program (YIG) is a branch of the YMCA of Greenville, offering programs and conferences for Middle and High School students statewide. In the High School program, students take over the South Carolina statehouse grounds to role-play the various positions in the South Carolina State Legislature and the State Court systems. Students spend the months prior to the conference preparing by researching topics and writing bills and researching bills written by other students. Participants work in teams to prepare their trial cases, and write briefs and prepare oral arguments for their appeals cases. Each year, the school brings a delegation and, each year, we have been honored with the “Premier Delegation” Award.
The Middle School Model Legislature conference is a three-day, two-night conference designed to provide hands-on experience to teach the legislative process. The overall goal of the program and conference is to teach the mechanics of the state legislature and to teach the importance of active participation in democracy. Our Middle School delegation prepares for the conference alongside our High School students and has also been honored with the “Premier Delegation” Award.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Middle School Model United Nations is a program of the South Carolina YMCA Youth in Government program, and the only Middle School specific conference. Students work in small groups to represent a country of their choice. The conference provides a platform for students to learn about global issues, while also learning how to work in a team and think critically. Each year, the conference is held in Black Mountain, North Carolina at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Center