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Insight into the the freshman elections

Six freshmen take on the stage and discuss there goals and plans for the school year
Alessa Iliakis speaking in front of the Freshman Class

In the heart of the freshman class, six eager candidates vied for the chance to lead. The stage was set for the annual freshman student elections, where bright-eyed newcomers faced off in a democratic showdown. Amid the crowd, each candidate had distinct backgrounds, experiences and campaign promises which revealed the diversity of opinions within the freshman class.

“I want to make sure that we make these next four years as memorable as possible and that starts with us here today,” Piper Carlisle said. “One thing I want to implement is tailgates for all sports because everyone should get recognition for what they do.”

Carlisle’s commitment to memorability and fun resonated with many students.

“I love filling up assemblies, hyping people up in marching bands and doing all the spirit days,” Ivy Toppenberg said. “I want everyone to have just as much fun in highschool by promoting a variety of super great activities. I’m not afraid to talk to juniors, seniors and even principals about your important thoughts, ideas and goals.”

Toppenberg’s emphasis on fostering school spirit and having fun resonated with many students, similar to Carlisle’s speech. It is clear that going forward the freshmen class will fight for more school spirit.

“Although I’ve only been here a couple months, I’ve been impressed with the passion by the students and staff which is the student body,” Alessa Iliakis said. “I really look forward to working with them and making an even better learning and social environment for us students.”

For Iliakis and her fellow victors, this election marked not only a personal achievement but a collective triumph. The shared dedication to enhancing the learning and social experience for all students was evident in Iliakis’ words. Together, they embodied the spirit of unity and progress of this year’s freshman student election.

In the midst of the campaign fervor, the remaining three candidates left a lasting impact with their unique perspectives and dedication in their speeches.

“I’d like to help plan social and spirit events as well as activities,” Gillian Knight said. “I’d love to hear everybody’s ideas and opinions. We all need a say on what’s on hand.”

“I don’t shy from challenges or obstacles that are in my way,” Cerise Rubinstein said. “I take every opportunity I can to be a leader and I was the captain of JVC soccer.”

While only three candidates emerged as winners, the collective influence of all six candidates brought a unique and valuable perspective to the election, enriching the discourse on campus life.

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