Jenna Crummett Enjoying Time On Bath School Board
Warm Springs, VA – A student representative from Bath County High School serves on the Bath County School Board each year. It’s a big responsibility with the representative having to prepare for and attend school board meetings each month. This year’s representative is Jenna Crummett, a Bath County High School Junior.
“It gave me a chance to help out kids at the schools; I’ve always loved school and it helps me understand more of what’s going on in the school” says Crummett. “It allows me to bring things from the students to the school board.”
Crummett has attended two school board meetings so far. Being the student representative has shown her what meetings are really like. And it wasn’t what she expected.
“There’s laughter in some of the meetings, it’s not all strict and we’re getting down to business” she says “of course it is [business], but you have a good time when you’re doing it well sometimes.”
Crummett reports at each meeting about activities and accomplishments at the high school, such as sports teams’ successes, club activities and upcoming events. At her first meeting as student representative, Crummett also reported about crowded Spanish classes. She says the classes have been combined this year with the result being about 20 more students in the classes.
“There’s only one Spanish teacher so it makes it really difficult to learn” says Crummett “and I just wanted to bring up that I believe that students aren’t getting enough attention in the classroom that they should be given. Spanish is a big thing so I think we should be able to learn as much as we can in our high school years.”
Serving as student representative has added to Crummett’s already full schedule. She’s taking AP history, Spanish 3, advanced English, pre-calculus, culinary arts, chemistry and she’s also in the band. And she’s involved with WCHG Radio, Rachael’s challenge which is an anti bullying group at the high school and the United 4 One Youth Community Choir. Being student representative will give Crummett valuable experience for her future plans. And what does she enjoy most about it?
“I guess going to the meetings and learning about different things, getting more involved in the school system” she says. “I really enjoy helping the school and helping students. I want to be a teacher so it gives me a chance to go ahead and make a difference with some students.”
Crummett hopes students feel they can come and talk with her about issues at the school, even if they’re not issues to bring before the school board.