Student council leaders address Hancock faculty

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Michael Lancour, student council president (left), gives his first address to the Hancock High School faculty during its weekly meeting, while vice-president Colton Salani, listens.

HANCOCK — The Hancock High School conducted its weekly faculty meeting Monday morning, and the newly elected student council president, Michael Lancour, a senior, was present to represent the student body. Although he had no topics or issues to discuss, Principal Ezekiel Ohan gave Lancour the floor.

“First of all, I’d like to thank you all for welcoming me into your staff meetings in the mornings,” Lancour said. “I’m going to try to be here at every one, and if not, I am going to select one of my cabinet members to come and at least take notes on every meeting.”

Lancour said he is in the process of creating a website on which he will post the meeting minutes for the students to read.

Lancour is a Hancock native, and has attended the Hancock Public Schools since preschool, he informed the group. He has been active in sports, including basketball and football.

“I just want to say thank you,” Lancour said, “and I am going to definitely try to be an ambassador of the student body and get you guys an idea of what we need.”

Colton Salani, the student body vice-president next addressed the faculty.

“I agree with much of what Michael said,” Salani told the group. “I ran pretty much on the same views he did, lunches and stuff, trying to make things happen.”

Salani is a sophomore, and like Lancour, is a Hancock native. He has attended Hancock Public Schools and has also been involved in athletics. He works at the school in the summers, he said.

“Running, not being able to win,” he said, “having to share, kind of, the presidency, with Michael, who has a lot of the same views, it has been a really great honor. I’m really proud to serve as an ambassador of the student body, so we can have a voice, and thank you for letting my voice be heard.”

Ohan next addressed the faculty, expressing his gratitude at their cooperation with the student government being given a voice.

“This is one of the few times I’ve been able to go ahead and give you tangible evidence and say, ‘look what you’ve done, look what you guys have been a part of, look what is being launched, and we’ve got our efforts personified in these two fine, young men.”