Each year candidates from grades 5-12 are elected by the student body to serve as members of the GIFS Student Council. These officers and class representatives actively support student voices through regular collaborative meetings with school staff. They also support student events through fundraising and volunteer work. Interested students are required to go through an application process and are invited to promote themselves through campaigning during the time before the election. As part of the process, all candidates must present a brief persuasive speech.