Peninsula College names student council for 2021-2022

Kascia Muscutt, Tommylia Dunbar and Mackenzie Huotari will serve as student body president and vice presidents, respectively, as Peninsula College announced its’ student leadership team for the 2021-2022 academic year this week.

Muscutt, of Leavenworth, is Peninsula College’s 61st president, following the term of Port Angeles’ Katelyn Sheldon, who is graduating from both Peninsula College and Port Angeles High School in June.

Joining Muscutt on the executive leadership team are Dunbar of Vancouver Island, B.C., and Huotari of Cheney.

The three students will earn scholarships of about $5,000 each.

The new council will take office in September.

The other seven positions include: Director of Records & Finance — Yuen Tung Lee of Hong Kong; Director of Environmental Affairs — Raeshawna Ware of Spanaway; Director of Clubs — Alysia Alvarado of Sherwood, Ore.; Director of Marketing — Hana Sugiat of Depok, Indonesia; Director of Public Relations — Sam Brocato of Leesville, La.; Director of Event Planning — Musuai Isaia of Oahu, Hawaii, and Director of Event Facilitation — Cecelia Jenkins, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

Those seven students will receive about $2,500 each in leadership scholarships.

“This is an outstanding team we have in place for next year and I know they can’t wait to hold weekly Associated Student Council meetings and events in person,” advisor Rick Ross said.

“Our 2020-21 team held it together during a global pandemic, employing a lot of creativity and patience to meet and hold events via Zoom. I feel bad they didn’t get to experience all of the retreats and events we normally have, but we have five returners who will get another crack at it.”