“Student Government is in charge of facilitating school spirit, planning Spirit Week, arranging music and activities at school dances, and other Stanbridge functions,” said High School Teacher and Student Government Sponsor Travis Callan. “If a student wants to be a part of student government they decide which role they are best suited for, write a speech, and create posters for their candidacy.”
Speeches were delivered Wednesday during first period in Hayden Hall.
“The speeches were well-thought out; I could tell they put a lot of work into them,” said 8th grader Nick Hopper.
All students in grades nine through 11 were invited to participate in the election process.
“It was nice that I had a choice when it came to who has power,” said Nick. “In choosing a candidate for each position, I thought about how each candidate was as a person and what they want to accomplish and assessed from there.”
Polling was conducted via secret ballot in Jay Huston’s classroom immediately following the speeches. Members of the senior class then tallied the votes and the winners were announced during Resource later that day.
“I looked around, and I thought, ‘there are things that I could do here, ways that I could help our school.’ So I decided to run for Student Government President,” said President-Elect David Winslow.
During his speech David presented a list of priorities for his term.
“Some of the things I want to accomplish are getting student DJs at more dances, getting students more involved in sports—either intramurals here at school or on the teams that play at other schools—and taking ideas from all students, not just ones on student government,” said David.
David and the other elected officials will take office at the start of the new academic year in August.