By: Rose McDermott-Pinch
In April the students who participate in the class council gave speeches to their class for the election to the Executive Board. Then the students in their grade voted to decide who will lead their class for 2014-2015.
The positions are: President, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The freshmen do not have an E-Board because they have not had the opportunity to see how class council works or to vote yet.
The current sophomore E-Board members are Delenn Martin (President), Hunter Wain (VP), Julianne Braza (secretary), and Shelly Sheehan (treasurer).
“Class council is a fun afterschool activity and it’s fun to have a say in your class even if you aren’t an officer,” said sophomore Kylie Levine.
The current junior officers are Ben Wagner (President), Julia Paine (VP), Rose McDermott-Pinch (secretary), and Chelsey Sabilla (treasurer).
Paine said, “These elections make me happy yet nervous at the same time. I’m not really sure what the outcome will be but I’m excited for next year.”
The E-Board members from the current senior class are Carlee Russell (President), Amanda Alfani (VP), Olivia Mayer (secretary), and Tim Cao (treasurer).
“ I’ve been lucky enough to serve as class treasurer practically my whole high school careerand it has been a gratifying experience to spend time with such amazing people [our advisors, our members, the board]. Choosing to be involved in class council has made my high school experience worthwhile. And it will be one of the things that I miss the most,” said Cao.
On May 2 in advisory, students were given a ballot with the names of candidates and voted for one person for each position.
The officers for next year are as follows: sophomores Noah Saulnier, Jessie So, Kyla Mucciarone , and Joetta Nuahn, juniors Julianne Braza, Sarah Nasah, Matt Fierstein, Kevin Sachew, and seniors Ross Killion, Hannah Root, Sasha Nieves, and Chelsey Sabilla.
Senior Jon Barbosa said, “The election process should go very smoothly. Applicants get the chance to speak about their goals and hopefully the other students will listen to them.”
Any student is allowed to run for a position as long as they fill out a nomination paper and have it signed by the class council and student council advisors.
“This year’s class council elections are ridiculous. Students are running for positions with no prior experience. They only want to run so it will look good on college applications, whereas the students who have been there since freshman year are in it for the good of the class,” said junior Kayla Alvarez.
However, not all members of the class feel the same way. “I like class council and I’m glad to welcome new people as long as they are willing to do their job,” said junior Sarah Williams.