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Could student IDs equal money saved?


            Every year, shortly after picture day, all HHS students receive a piece of red and blue plastic called a Student ID. Afterward, they can be found as bookmarks, or in the depths of backpacks, under a pile of miscellaneous things in messy rooms, even in the trash. If that is their fate, what is the purpose of the student ID at HHS?

            In larger schools, student IDs are more useful: they are needed to identify who is in the building and who each student is. They also score students some great discounts. In fact, Nemaha Central’s student IDs offer discounts at 17 different local stores. Among them, Suther’s offers 10% off student project materials, Schmitz offers 10% off any deli purchase, and S&S Auto offers 5% off parts and labor. When dances and Prom come around, students find Shear Expressions’ offer of 10% all hair services, D’s Decor offers free shoes and a garter with a tux rental, and the Seneca Florist offer 10% off any purchase over $10 quite helpful.

So why can’t we do that here? Sophomore Jagert Ernzen stated, “A lot of us don’t have jobs… So student discounts at some local businesses would be much appreciated in the community of the school.”

Aside from helping us as students out, it would help out businesses too. Not many HHS students shop local stores, but if they had discounts, that could change. Local businesses would also be supporting the Hiawatha High School Redhawks in a fresh, new way. Of course, there could be other ways to make the student ID more than a piece of plastic with your picture on it.

Principal Alan Jeffery states he will wholeheartedly support any ideas brought up. He believes that making the student ID more useful would cause students to be more excited. If you have any ideas, you can bring them to Chris Diller, STUCO sponsor.

Share your ideas HERE.

Noah Stanley21063sta@usd415.orgHiawathaStudent

Dec 08, 2017

I think we could use our Student IDs as like our red hawk bank credit cards like when we want money out of our account the bank just has to scan our Student IDs. Another idea is we could use the Student IDs as passes into school events and other school activities like prom or homecoming. My last idea is that the Student IDs could be used for library cards at the school library.