Student Government Holds Elections

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Monday, April 1 marks the start of the 2019-2020 student government elections which consist of future class and executive presidents, vice presidents, historians, secretaries and treasurers all ready to make their mark on the community. With over 20 positions to fill and only 25 people running excluding senators, many candidates will be running unopposed.
In order to run, students have to have a good academic and disciplinary standing, as well as prepare a speech to recite on the school news. Campaigning will start the first week of April, but voting will only be held April 4th through the 5th with the hopes of announcing winners by that friday.
“My motivation to run mostly came from my older brother. He was very involved here, and to see how much fun he had in student government really inspired me to get involved, too,” freshman Addie Grace Hart said.
This year Hart is running for sophomore class president alongside freshman Nate Assenmacher, both of which are currently involved in student government and the school’s leadership program.
“In student government it is important that everyone is happy and feels heard, which can prove to be difficult,” Hart said.
“It’s fun though, when you get to see everyone’s different ideas in the end,” Assenmacher said.
Running however can come with its own difficulties.
“I think my biggest problem is that most people don’t know who I am, and I am going to have to try to overcome that by getting my name out to the student body through campaigning and friends,” junior Nyasha Mafarchisi said.
Mafarchisi plans on running for executive board President opposing junior Conall Crossan. Both hold offices on the school’s executive board already, Mafarchisi as treasurer and Crossan as vice president.
“I really enjoy going to countywide executive board meetings that allow us to meet the representatives from other schools and learn everyone else’s perspective on current topics and events,” Crossan said.
Win or lose, all candidates are prepared to support the school and their choice.
“ It would be upsetting to lose, but you have to understand that it is ultimately the student body decision on who they want to lead them,” Mafarchisi said.

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