The ASB candidates for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Technology presented speeches on April 26, hoping to win the vote of the student body.
Eddie Conk, ASB Presidential candidate, started his speech by stating that the student body’s voice needs to be amplified through the President.
He continued with his main goal: to raise school spirit. Some ideas Eddie brought to the table were to bring back the “Laguna Scream Team,” to improve attendance at sporting events by creating more hype before the competition, and to increase the dance attendances by improving the DJs, music and decorations.
Another issue Eddie covered was the importance of keeping the Student Store open on a regular basis and keeping it fully stocked. Eddie added that he would be open to suggestions for different items to be sold at the store.
Bryana Schantz, Eddie’s competitor, 11th Grade Class President and former 10th Grade Class President, opened her speech asserting that she is a determined and persistent person and is willing to work as hard as she can to represent the voice of the student body.
Just like Eddie, Bryana said she was determined to raise school spirit.
Her ideas included getting “fan buses” for away games, bringing back “owl pride,” and creating posters for the sporting events.
Bryana also stated that she would like to continue to improve the school dances as she has so far during her years on the student council.
Joey Eckert, ASB Vice President Candidate, started his short but to-the-point speech by reflecting on his experience at Laguna since seventh grade.
Running alongside Eddie, Joey emphasized many similar ideas.
Joey’s competitor Daria Etezadi, current ASB Secretary 2011-2012, began her “It Isn’t Easy” speech by stating that she is eager to represent the student body.
Daria ran alongside Bryana; as such, they shared the same ideas and both spoke of improving school spirit, the dances and class trips.
Junior Alex Hawker ran uncontested for the position of Director of Technology, where his experience with technology would fit well.
Alex intends to incorporate technology into the assemblies and better integrate web services (e.g. Facebook).
Junior Caitlin Connor ran uncontested for ASB Secretary.
Caitlin has had leadership experience from her work as a Council Member, Treasurer, Secretary, and vice president of the National Charity League.
Andrew Vignolo was the final candidate running uncontested.
He ran for ASB Treasurer, the position that oversees the ASB funds. Following a vote that took place through advisory, the results came in and the ASB representatives were selected for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year.