Writing a student council speech may seem daunting, but having an example to look at can really help inspire you. Use the speech on this page to help you think about what you might like to say to the students who will be voting for you.
The speech below was sent in by Stephanie who was running for student council President of her high school.
Thanks for sharing your speech, Steph, and for helping other students get an idea of what to say!
Good afternoon, students and staff members! My name is Stephanie Keebler, and I'm running for student body president. I'll keep this quick as I'm sure you are ready to get out of here.
You might be saying to yourself, "Should Stephanie really be the student body president? After all, she's only been at our school for two years."
It's true that I am fairly new to Jefferson Anderson High School. At first glance, this may seem like a disadvantage. I didn't attend this school for my freshman and sophomore years, and I've only known most of you for a couple of years.
When you think about it though, there is actually a benefit in choosing someone who is coming into the school from somewhere else. I have new ideas that I can bring in from the school I was at before.
Are you tired of doing the same old things year after year? Are you ready to do something different?
One thing I noticed about this school when I came last year is that most of the students didn't really get to make any of the decisions here at the school. Did anyone ever ask you what you wanted to do for a fundraiser? Did anyone ever ask you what you wanted to buy with the money we raised? Who makes these decisions?
Those types of decisions are left up to student council. The person you choose to represent you as president will speak for the entire senior class. Do you want to choose someone who will make those decisions for you without knowing what you want?
If you vote for me as student council president, I promise to always get your opinions before making any decisions. You should have a say in the actions that will affect you.
Every single one of you can come to me with your ideas, and I promise to listen and speak for you.
I may not be the most well-known person running for student council president, but I promise to listen to each and every one of you.
You matter. Your opinion matters. Don't choose someone who will make all of the decisions for you. Don't vote for the person who will pick whatever their friends want them to choose.
Choose someone who wants to be your spokesperson. Choose someone who cares about what you want.
Choose me, Stephanie Keebler, for your student council president.
When writing a student council speech, you need to remember to research what the student body NEEDS and WANTS. You can interview students, teachers, administrators, etc. to find out what would help your school grow and develop in a positive direction, then incorporate those ideas into your presentation.
This advice is good whether you're running for student council president, treasurer or secretary. Do your due diligence and know what it is your target audience wants to hear before you write your speech!
Check out the student council speech in the video below for more ideas on how to present the best speech ever. This guy has charisma and is funny as well!
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