Adjusting to class officer expectations

Mateen Nozzari, ScotCenter Segment Editor

The officers of each class change annually after Associated Student Body (ASB) elections take place in February.

“It’s exciting to have an opportunity such as Senior Class Vice President, but I understand it will take a lot of dedication and responsibility,” said junior Omid Afshar.

Carlmont's campus near the ASB roomThe officer-elects for the year of 2015 are in for “one heck of a ride,” said ASB teacher Jim Kelly.

“We’re looking to make next year the one of the highest spirited years that Carlmont has ever had, and it’s all in the hands of the class officers,” Kelly said.

This immediate and switch can be very difficult for some, yet for others it can be easier to adjust to leadership situations.

“It’s typically harder for those who don’t have any experience to hop on the leadership position,” said sophomore Cailan Cumming.

Here, students find their strengths and weaknesses as a leader which may not always work to their benefit.

“Sure, it’s happened before. Someone will run for an office but not meet all their promises or criteria they signed on the contract,” said Kelly.

Under the correct circumstances, it is even possible for a class officer to be “impeached” by Kelly if requirements aren’t being met.

“ASB is more than a class, it is a commitment,” Kelly said.

When a student joins ASB as a class officer, they are more than just a student of leadership. They are supposed to be what motivates and strengthens their class with energy and spirit activities.

“I’m glad our officers ran unopposed this yea r– they’ve done a great job so far and I can’t wait to see what they’ll be able to do next year,” sophomore Sam Levy said.

The class officer experience can also be very intimidating.

“I wouldn’t even know where to start,” sophomore Isabelle de Wood said. “It’s a difficult task and I’m glad there are students here who can get the job done.”

The 2014-2015 year holds many opportunities for the class officers to accomplish their goals.

“I’m optimistic for next year. I think our school definitely has the drive and potential to make an amazing year,” junior Daryush Shahid said.