KACIE COOPER TAKES REINS
AS DMS STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Eighth grader Kacie Cooper was elected Diamond Middle School Student Council president by a unanimous vote
of council members Wednesday. The position was vacant after the former president was removed for receiving an in-school suspension.
Cooper is on her second year on the council. Until her election as president, she had been serving as
vice president, a position she also held during the 2001-2002 school year.
Clint Myers, who is serving on the council for the third year, was elected vice president, replacing Cooper.
Myers was serving as eighth grade boy representative. In previous years, he had been seventh grade representative and sixth
grade representative. The council appointed Zach Towers to take Myers's place as eighth grade representative. Towers was appointed
treasurer during the latter portion of the 2001-2002 school year, following the removal of a council member.
The complete roster of the Student Council is: Kacie Cooper, president; Clint Myers, vice president; Katie
Dodson, secretary; Leanne Ross, treasurer; Alex Chavana and Zach Towers, eighth grade representatives; Kelsey Henson and David
Dodson, seventh grade representatives; and Sheena Chung and Garrett Cox, sixth grade representatives.
Student Council sponsors are Mrs. Renee Jones and Mr. Randy Turner.
DMS REMEMBERS KELSEE ANDERSON
By LYDIA O'DONNELL
Diamond Daily Staff Writer
(Note: The Student Council's decision to have a memorial to Kelsee Anderson was made
early during the fall semester.)
A seventh grader who wasn't able to attend classes at Diamond Middle School will now always be a part of it.
The DMS Student Council voted Wednesday to plant a rose bush and have a plaque by it to honor the memory of
Kelsee Anderson whose life was cut short in a fire last May, just a few days before the end of her sixth grade year.
"She was a nice, gentle person," her classmate Tonya Loyd said. Kelsee was described by her friends as being
quiet, shy, and a person who disliked being in a crowd.
Her friends, some of whom include Tonya Loyd, Tiffany Stewart, Lindsay Patterson, Misty Conner and Benny Taylor, talk
about her being a good student, but also a really cool person who liked food fights, homework and was a Harry Potter fan.
Kelsee always wore bandanas. Her favorite class was social studies.