Do You Want to Become an FHS Peer Leader?


Peer Leaders at the Santa Foundation in Franklin at the conclusion of the Light up a Life project

FHS Peer Leadership is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for current Freshmen and Sophomores.

Applications can be found at this link: or in room 122 from Ms. Hess. Applications are due by Wednesday April 24th no later than 2:15 PM in room 122. You MUST turn in a hard copy of the application!

What is the difference between Peer Leadership and Peer Mentors?

Peer Leaders with guest speaker Nathan Roy at Peace Takes Practice Conference 2019

With multiple leadership groups here at FHS, it can get confusing! Below is brief descriptions of each group, so you are informed if you decide to apply for Peer Leaders:

Peer Leadership is a group at FHS that is responsible for different events throughout the year (see below), mostly related to community service, promoting peace in the school, and being leaders among their peers.

Peer Mentors is a group that works closely with incoming freshmen and mentors them throughout the year, about once a month. They also are involved with running  high school experience in August.

*Peer Mentoring applications are closed for the upcoming school year.

What events do Peer Leaders organize throughout the year? 

Peer Leaders work closely with community organizations, FHS admin, and students, to host a variety of events including but not limited to:

  • Panther Pride Night
    • Peer Leaders participate in Panther Pride night for incoming freshmen by giving tours, informations sessions, and speaking with students and their families about activities at FHS.

      Peer Leaders greeting families during Panther Pride night 2018
  • Light Up a Life
    • Holiday monetary donation collection, along with purchasing of gifts for the Santa Foundation in Franklin to bring happiness to those less fortunate during the holiday season.
  • Peace Takes Practice
    • Annual leadership conference held at Dean college for Peer Leaders and students who are considered leaders among their peers. This conference focuses on promoting peace and well being within the community, and focuses on topics such as substance abuse and being a leader in your community
    •  *If you are not currently a Peer Leader but you have been selected for Peace Takes Practice in the past, you are highly encouraged to apply, as you already have a basis of leadership experience that will be great for your application!
  • Red Cross Blood Drives
    • Peer Leaders hosts two blood drives annually for FHS students, working closely with the American Red Cross to put on this event
  • Visits to Franklin Middle Schools
    • Each year Peer Leaders visit local middle schools around the end of the year, to help ease the high school transition and talk to them about leadership and other opportunities at FHS.    All students who may be interested are encouraged to apply for Peer Leaders.

      Peer Leader Carly Alston representing Peer Leadership at Panther Pride night 2018

 All applications will be anonymous. Once your application is reviewed, you will be notified by this Friday April 27th if you have been selected to come in for an interview, which is the final round of the application process. Interviews will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning of the following week, and if selected you will be notified for your time slot.

Good luck to all students applying!