With the end of the 2011-2012 school year coming nearer and nearer each day, so does the Spring 2012 Student Council election season. Before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, the executive board (Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) will need replaced as all executive officers are graduating seniors. Plans for the elections are already underway and petition forms for candidacy are available at the office.
When asked, Student Body President, Traven Apiki said he wanted his successor to be, “A strong leader, connected and dedicated to the school and a good role model,” as well as being “excited about life and being able to serve.” Though he was unwilling to name any names as to who he’d like to see replace him, he admitted there were two people he has in mind, either of which he feels confident could take the job.
Kirsten Swanson, our Vice President through this last school year knows what she wants to see in the up and coming student council members, “Good judgment of how to act with peers and teachers, politeness, decisiveness and confidence.” Qualities that she felt led to success in student council were, confidence and cooperation, while the primary contributor to failure was procrastination. Kirsten felt that the Student Council she served on had difficulty putting any real plans into action at the beginning of the year, so she wants to help the next student council get started before she has to step down.
Traven Apiki agrees, stating that the current executive board had little guidance getting started at the beginning of the year, and wants it to be different for the incoming officers. Traven hopes that he, other members of the executive board and Mrs. Fisher will be able to spend a week preparing the new officers for what they can expect. In this time Traven hopes to acquaint them with a few projects such a scholarship sponsored by Student Council that would benefit students who show, not just good academic performance, but character and involvement in Homer High School.