SAA Brings New Ideas to the Table
by Abby Greene on Monday, September 30th, 2013
Throughout the school year, the Milton Academy Student Activities Association, more commonly known as SAA, provides activities for the community during recess, after school, and on weekends. This year, SAA board members are hoping to implement changes to seriously improve the quality of life outside of Milton academics.
Last Friday, SAA held the annual black light dance in Wigg Hall, which set a record for attendance. This early success has spurred on SAA; the association hopes to introduce brand new activities to the student body this school year. Students can look forward to more recess competitions, vans into Boston, and more diverse range of weekend activities, from the traditional Swap-It dance, to new additions, such as a video game van.
Shira Golub (I), one of the four SAA heads, wishes to increase transparency between SAA and the student body. “This change,” Shira says, “will improve communication and help SAA establish activities that the students will be excited to be a part of.”
SAA has already taken steps towards implementing this change by directly asking for suggestions from the students. SAA will now hold lunches in Withington once a month open to any member of the student body who wishes to voice ideas to SAA or just to hear about future plans. In addition, after hearing many complaints from hungry boarders, SAA brought food trucks to campus for students this weekend.
SAA also plans to change the homecoming dance to a more casual event focused on school spirit, rather than sticking to the traditional formal homecoming theme that has been used in the past. SAA hopes that this new informal theme will not only increase attendance but also promote school spirit.
Students who have any concerns or ideas about SAA’s activities can contact the SAA heads, Morgan O’Connell (I), Helson Tavares (I), Patryk Krzesaj (I), and Shira Golub (I), or any board members. “This year’s SAA is really innovative and cohesive,” says board member Michaela Brickley (II). “I’m really excited to see how all of our ideas will turn out.”
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