Behind the ballot: senior class officers

Mateen Nozzari, ScotCenter Segment Editor

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As posters are slowly torn from the many halls and classroom doors of Carlmont High School, school-wide elections have finally come to a close.

Over the course of two weeks, students have been campaigning and advertising in hopes to be the officer of their respective class. These students put up posters, made entertaining videos, and filled out packets as a part of their campaign.

The most amount of students running for an office was the junior class containing a prodigious seven candidates. This led to a very interesting campaign-race as each team scrambled to publicize as much as possible on election day.

Election day took place earlier today, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at lunch in the quad.

“There were a lot of split votes, so it was hard to tell how I did today in terms of campaigning.” said junior Daryush Shahid, running for Senior Class President.

“A lot of people were friends with all of the candidates, so I’m sure some things were a tough decision,” Shahid said.

Junior Omid Afshar, close friends with Shahid, tried his luck at the same position as Shahid, however tucked under his wing he brought along junior Nico Camerino as a Senior Vice Presidential candidate.

“I didn’t know [Afshar] was going to run. If I did, I would have offered for him to run with me,” Shahid stated.

Juniors were caught between Shahid and Afshar as they are both in the same general friend group.

“I thought we did well today,” Afshar said after the voting during lunch. “Campaigning was fun, and even if I don’t get elected I’ll still be proud of my work,” Afshar said.  If elected, Afshar plans to “raise school spirit” and “create more general energy” for the Class of 2015.

The third and final Presidential Candidate was junior Amanda Breslauer, previously the freshman and sophomore Vice President.

“Today’s lunch campaign was tough to wrap my head around.  Our video turned out well, and our posters were neat and effective.” Breslauer said.

Despite all her hard work however, Breslauer’s loss to junior James Pak during her sophomore year still continues to haunt her: “I wasn’t confident going in, and I’m not confident now. The votes are in and what’s done is done. It’s easy for me to see how [Shahid or Afshar] could win because they are great candidates who are well rounded and full of integrity,” Breslauer said.

At 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Senior and ASB Class Officer Supervisor Claire Porter sent a text to the mobile device of each candidate containing the winners of the election.

The final outcome of the elections were as follows:

Omid Afshar: Senior Class President

Adam Cobb: Senior Class Vice President

Nico Camerino: Senior Class Vice President

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