Involved and Impactful

Involved and Impactful

Boulder Creek senior and class president Hayden Miller shares his hopes for BCHS

By Emma Suttell

Ask any Boulder Creek student about senior Hayden Miller, and they’ll tell you the same thing: He’s a confident leader, a great role model and someone entirely dedicated to getting involved at Boulder Creek. Walking into his final year at Boulder Creek, Miller was named student body president for a second year in a row and is looking forward to another jam-packed year of making a difference in the campus culture and traditions.

Miller credits his presence in Boulder Creek’s student government with getting him involved in different Boulder Creek events and opportunities. From leadership conferences and trips to hosting events like homecoming and prom, StuGo provides a never-ending chance to get involved and find one’s place at BCHS.

Recently, Boulder Creek student government hosted an AASC (Arizona Association of Student Councils) leadership conference, which was attended by several high school student council programs from throughout the Valley. Being the student body president, Miller was heavily involved in the planning and arranging of the conference. The students spent hours painting posters, planning and putting together a spectacular program filled with performances for the multitude of students in attendance.

As for student government’s future, Miller hopes members stick with Boulder Creek traditions, especially ones such as tailgating and the student versus teacher basketball game, and events starting this year, such as the Powder Puff Game, a flag football game where the roles are reversed – girls play the game while the boys cheer on the sidelines.

Not only is Miller involved on campus, he is also the treasurer of Boulder Creek’s chapter of National Honor Society, a national organization aimed at promoting community service and making a difference. Through volunteering with NHS, Miller participates in activities around Anthem, one of his favorites being local S.T.E.A.M. nights with elementary and middle schools.

Delving into his involvement with the community, Miller credits his favorite hotspot in Anthem: the newly introduced Amped Coffee Company. “I came here often during the summer, and I still do a lot of my work here,” Miller says. “It has live music and a really cool place to stay and hang out.”

His advice to current and future Boulder Creek pupils is something that not many students realize until their sophomore or junior year in high school; Miller aims to advise all students to stay involved and participate as much as possible, before it’s too late. “The biggest thing is to get involved in anything,” he notes. “As long as you make memories in high school that you can share when you grow up, that’s the key point”.

After impacting Boulder Creek for four years with his leadership and optimism for the future, Miller plans to attend a four-year university, hopefully in California. He’s an aspiring communications or environmental science major, after being inspired by his AP environmental science class at Boulder Creek during his junior year.

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