Students interested in voting for Student Council [StuCo] elections must go to the election table during their lunch on April 20 to vote. This is a more active voting process than usual. Before now, all students have been required to vote during homeroom.
“It’s more like the actual voting process,” StuCo cosponsor Shelley Parks said. “The kids who vote are the ones who care.”
After much deliberation, juniors Ashlynn Laspe and Austin Weidner came to a consensus that Weidner will run for president and Laspe will run for vice president. Originally, Laspe wanted both to run for presidency and be opposed, but decided to run for vice president instead.
“I don’t want to show people the that the spot is unwanted,” Laspe said. “And I don’t need to call myself ‘president’ to prove I’m a leader.”
As of press time, candidates don’t have the end-of-the-year assembly to give speeches. There wasn’t a block of time to have the assembly due to End of Course exams, AP tests and finals; however, candidates are working with administrators to find a slot of time.
“I don’t care if we don’t have one,” candidate Hannah Brown said, “but I want the seniors to be able to have the last one of their high school career.”
The two candidacy forms aren’t due until April 12 and 16, but the known candidates are all juniors and, as of press time, unopposed. Ashley Butterfield is running for chief of staff, Ashley Flerlage for treasurer, Hannah Mason for parliamentarian and Brown for secretary.