April Bobcat of the Month: Aden Beyene
Highlighting the efforts and successes of students at Battlefield
By Camille Owen
Aden Beyene is a dedicated student at Battlefield High School and devoted member of the community. Even though she is just a sophomore, Aden has been elected secretary of the Student Council Association (SCA) and is involved in numerous clubs around Battlefield, including the debate team, Key Club, and National Mathematics Honor Society. She has proven her dedication to the school and community through multiple projects and programs created to help raise money for Battlefield.
The SCA has already directed a winter dance this year, along with upcoming plans for a movie night on the football field and a basketball tournament. Aden energetically says, “The best thing about SCA is just getting to give something back to Battlefield High School, because we are only there for four years and the way I see it, I not only want to make sure that Battlefield leaves an impression on me for the better, but I leave an impression on Battlefield for the better.” Aden had previously served as a delegate freshman year and was elected by her peers at the end of the 2016-2017 school year to serve as secretary. “It is nice to know that I have the ability to have an effect on the school culture,” Aden continues, thankful for the opportunity to represent her class and school in the SCA.
Besides stepping up in school, Aden is also helping her community through volunteer work. Every summer for the past four years she has helped out at the Haymarket-Gainesville Library with the summer reading program. Aden also volunteers through Battlefield’s Key Club, an international organization whose members are “making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities,” boasts the Key Club website. With Key Club, Aden volunteers at outside organizations like VEX Robotics, to help her neighbors and peers. This allows students like Aden to experience different organizations and groups.
Aden believes that Battlefield is a great place because, “Every single day our Battlefield High School students are contributing something to our community and our school, whether on a small scale, just reaching out to their peers at lunchtime, or on a larger scale of organizing events for students or running for student government or whatever it may be, each one of us is a part of Battlefield High School.” Through it all, Aden represents her school flawlessly, continuing to make Battlefield High School and the community a better place for everyone.
About the author: Camille Owen is a sophomore at BHS. She is involved in the debate team, the local Humane Society, and photography programs at school. In her free time she is an avid reader and enjoys science fiction.