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Welcome to the website of the Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC), the official representation of Hawaii’s 180,000 public school students. The council is comprised of members spanning the several islands of the state who meet on a regular basis to discuss students concerns and action to remedy the present and future issues of education and student life.
My name is Kara Yoshiyama and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve all students within the State of Hawai’i as the Hawai’i State Student Council Chairperson. I am a proud Viking from Hilo High School and experiencing my final year of public high school education. Therefore, it is important for me to contribute to the impact that the Hawai’i State Student Council leaves on Hawaii’s education. Living in this day and age, it has been proven that student voice is powerful. Being a returning member of the Hawaii State Student Council, I believe that this year, we need to focus on VOICE; voice, optimism, inclusiveness, courage, and empowerment. In addition, I am a firm believer of school and community service as I am an active member of the California-Nevada-Hawaii Key Club District Board. I hope to encourage giving back to home’s, schools, and communities throughout the islands. I am excited to see what we as a council can accomplish throughout the year. Our voice is THE voice that will impact Hawaii.
Hawaiʻi State Student Council
ENGAGE WITH US
The Hawaii State Student Council is the voice of Hawaii’s 185,000 public school students. The council meets on a regular basis to discuss student issues and youth concerns, and members also address issues before the state Legislature and Hawaii State Board of Education.
HSSC gains its strength from the present network of student councils (state, districts, and schools); however, we would like to expand upon the status quo. We want to establish a network that comprises every student in the state. Hawaii students can accomplish this ambitious goal by taking part in student government and staying informed on the issues.
Our website offers students information on the council’s activities, education updates, and statewide resources. The website further facilitates our desire to hear from our peers, so give us an email–tell us what you think or join our Facebook group and subscribe to our “Tweets.” Developing this network is key to growing in our capacity to initiate change in our schools and communities. We are the voice of the students of Hawaii.