At Newport Central Catholic the student body is encouraged to jump in and participate in everything that the school has to offer. Whether it be academic opportunities or an extracurricular activity, almost every student is involved in some way. Some students, such as Bailey Gray, take on the responsibility of playing bigger roles as the face of Newport Central Catholic.
Bailey is a senior and acts as Student Government Co-President. She explained that she was always so nervous to run for Student Government, but her older classmates made her feel very comfortable. She began to share her ideas, and it has made a difference in our high school community. Some tasks that she partakes in are making decisions for the good of the student body and planning our school dances, official meetings, and pep rallies. Bailey also has some help from Hanson Nguyen, who is NCC’s other Student Government Co-President. When Bailey is asked to look over events for NCC, she is expected to confer with other groups that belong to Student Government such as Public Relations, the Dance Committee, and NCC’s Pep Club Presidents. Bailey helps plan for our seasonal dances and she sets up meetings for several groups such as Spanish Honor Society (SHS) and National Honor Society (NHS). Additionally, she coordinates several special days throughout the year, including Catholic Schools Week. She is constantly improving NCC.
Bailey has been a prominent part of NewCath’s community since her freshman year. Whether it is attending a big basketball game and screaming cheers for the good of our teams or participating in our school’s open house, you can almost always find Bailey at a community event. At Open House Bailey takes families around our school to promote all that NCC has to offer.
She has made a difference in all sorts of ways, but she feels as though kindness has been her biggest contribution. “I think I have made a difference as Co-President of Student Government by spreading kindness throughout the school and trying to be the best role model I can be to the younger students. I also have tried making a difference by helping make events we throw more fun for the students.” Bailey makes a difference in the halls of NCC each and every day, even if it is just holding her head up high and being positive.
She is a great role model for NCC’s current and future Thoroughbreds! We are forever thankful for her duties as Student Government Co-President her senior year and all of her help throughout her high school career. After Bailey graduates, she will undoubtedly have left NCC a better place!.
By Hannah Boden ’20