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Be a Leader!

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2016-05 Leadership at City Hall
Palms Leadership students talk to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall. They discussed the state of Los Angeles, civic duty, leadership skills, and community service.

2016-05 Leadership at City Hall

Palms Leadership students pose with Sheriff James McDonnell at the Hall of Justice. The students also met with District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Leadership class meets Jackie Lacey
Leadership Class meets Jackie Lacey, the first woman and first African-American to serve as Los Angeles County District Attorney. Ms. Lacey leads a staff of 1,000 lawyers and 300 crime investigators.


Leadership Class 2022-2023

7th and 8th grade students can take Leadership, also known as Student Council. They've help organize or participated in the following:

Some Leadership students participate on the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC).

What You Learn

Leadership students learn about the characteristics, attributes, and skills that encompass good leadership.

They engage in discussions and debates, plan school activities, and provide service to their school and their classmates.


Any 7th or 8th graders with a grade no lower than a B and no U's may apply to be in Leadership.

Students must receive an application from Ms. Rivera, Leadership Coordinator.

The completed application requires parent and teacher approval, grades from the last grading period, and a 200-word essay.

Leadership Applications
for the 2022-2023 school year

Applications available: February 2022

Applications due: March 2022

Student Body Offices

All Leadership students are eligible to run for student body office.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Commissioner of Activities

Only 8th graders can run for Student Body President.

For descriptions of the positions, see the Student Body Election page.

2022-2023 Student Body Officers
  • President: who will it be?
  • Vice President: who will it be?
  • Secretary: who will it be?
  • Treasurer: who will it be?
  • Commissioner of Activities: who will it be?
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