Ambassadors

Students in 5th - 12th Grade are selected by faculty to represent the school and serve at events throughout the year.

2021 - 2022 Student Ambassadors

5th Grade
Sophia Han
Tyler Huffstutler
Carter Rector
Nick Sayegh

6th Grade
Sadie Chapman
Thompson Haff
Sebastian Moore
Ryleigh Shannon

7th Grade
Riley Brandenburg
Lily Cain
Virginia Cope
Joshua Godsey

8th Grade
Selah Boehm
Michael Godfrey
Reis Godfrey
Kaya Thompson

9th Grade
Ethan Flynn
Morgan Flynn
Cara Grace Phillips
Tucker Shealy

10th Grade
Caroline Coffey
Drew Cope
Megan McGovern
Samuel Norman

11th Grade
Callie Brandenburg
Eden Cummings
Nolan Paladugu
Brandon Wilkins

12th Grade
Banks Brandenburg
Tiffany Morris
Emma Voelkert
Eric Voelkert

Student Council

Student Council Officers 2021-2022

President
Anna Kathryn Belew

Vice President
Caroline Russell

Secretary
Emma Voelkert

Communications Director
Eric Voelkert

Chaplin
Banks Brandenburg

Social Media Director
Rylie Pelliter

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

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
Key Club Officers
The following students will serve as Key Club Officers for 2021-2022:
President:                 Holly Weathers
Vice President:        Brandon Wilkins
Secretary:                 Eden Cummings
Treasurer:                 Connie Juhnevicz
Senior Class Director:                    Eric Voelkert
Junior Class Director:                    Rylie Pelletier
Sophomore Class Director:          Jean de Bellefeuille
Freshman Class Director:             Maddie Whitworth

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT

Youth In GovernmentThe 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

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