WHS elects new student government
Student government elections were held May 9 and 10 and determined that the following students would be taking positions in student government: The freshman class president and class vice president will be Grace Buchholz and Rheanna Velasquez. The sophomore class president and class vice president are Korbin Reed and Lexi Nolletti. The junior class president and class vice president are Mimi Wiles and Julien Lubell. The senior class president and class vice president are Isabelle Cannon and Maureen McKeown.
Current Student Body President Scot Nielson (12) states that the student body president has a key role in student government. According to Nielson, student body presidents are tasked with pursuing the interests of the students, as well as providing the class presidents with the support they need to successfully carry out their duties.
Nielson stated that the purpose of student government is to represent students in administrative and community affairs, while also organizing events and promoting school spirit. As the various class governments have their own smaller projects, the entire student government works on projects including the Homecoming parade, staff versus student basketball game and the talent show.
Matt Chidsey, current president of the junior class, states that student government’s most important projects are the blood drive and the various pep rallies. He explained that it also aims to provide fun and engaging opportunities for the student body it represents.
Nielson joined student government for the experience of taking action in his school.
“I thought it would be a valuable experience for me in terms of becoming more aware of the issues of the school, being able to interact with teachers, administrators and students and having fun along the way,” Nielson said.
Amber Swigart, sophomore class representative, stated she wanted to join student government in order to ensure that events ran smoothly.
Swigart ran for co-social in this year’s election, along with fellow sophomore Evan Doan.