Bittersweet year for Williston High School student council advisor

Published: Sep. 10, 2018 at 6:09 PM CDT
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Williston High School students are getting excited for homecoming, but this year is bittersweet for one staff member.

Karla Olson has spent 20 years as a student counsel advisor, helping plan for events such as homecoming.

When she first started homecoming planning, it was just a high school event. Olson reached out to the community to make it bigger, getting the town involved with the school parade.

She says high school events like homecoming are a long and fun process, bringing out school spirit. After two decades, this is her last year being student counsel advisor.

Olson says she wants to focus on spending more time with her family, but says she's so thankful for this year's student body.

"You work so closely with them throughout the year, that you know, I'm gonna miss that part with the kids.But I'm sure I'll find myself tapping into something else to stay involved with kids," said Olson.

Williston High School changes their homecoming theme every year. This year, it's a "Jungle" theme. There will be float building for the students, a parade, and a tailgate.

The tailgate will have food vendors, face painting, football booth, and lots more activities for the community.

"We want everyone from the community to come show up, it's gonna be awesome. There's inflatables, food vendors, floats. Voting for the floats, the community gets to vote this year along with judges. Face painting, football booth, all sorts of stuff," said Hayden Kemp, Williston High School student counsel president.

Williston High School's homecoming dance is on Friday, Sept. 28.