As the school year winds down, elections speed up. The time has come for the student council of the 2013-2014 school year to pass the gavel to next year’s student council, beginning with the election of next year’s president, Sam Giberga.
“Moving away from student council is a bittersweet experience. I’m going to miss having the opportunity to shape a school and a student body. But, at the same time, it’s a pretty sick feeling to be done with the work,” current President and graduating senior David Conroy said.
The presidential elections were fierce this year, as juniors Josh Nunez and Sam Giberga ran against each other. Posters and flyers were put up around campus and each candidate went in front of the camera and explained why he should be the next leader. After a school-wide election, Conroy announced at the end of Leadership Week that his successor would be Sam Giberga.
“I’ve [been a part of Student Council] ever since eighth grade. It’s very humbling, and it’s an honor to be able to serve the student body as President. I think Student Council has a lot of potential for greatness on campus and in the community,” Giberga said.
As for his plans for next year, Giberga said that he plans to make the community and school better and serve one student at a time. He will do so with the help of executive board members Austin Grashoff (Vice President), Leeland van Deventer (Treasurer), and Adam Schmitt (Secretary), who all ran unopposed.
In addition to the executive board, class-wide elections have also taken place. This week, each class elected their representatives for next school year. The juniors elected Casey Fitzmaurice for their President and Kole Gorney for their Vice President. The sophomores have elected Sam Brown for their President and John Cresson for their Vice President. The freshman have elected Will Murphy for their President and Yehia Elkersh for their Vice President. The pre-freshman have elected Ashton van Deventer for their President and Beau Buras for their Vice President.