ASB class presidents reveal plans for future


Andrew Ghazouli

Junior Class President Max Vano directs his attention towards the audience during a school wide assembly.

Following a long and tiring election process, the winners of Carlmont’s ASB officer positions were announced on March 7. While many of the winning candidates are returning, there are a few new faces.

The process may seem lighthearted and straightforward. However, a lot of grueling and stressful work goes on behind the scenes.

“Elections were probably one of the most stressful yet thrilling experiences I’ve ever had… at times, it was draining,” said future ASB president Max Vano.

Although the process was stressful, there were many positives for Vano.

“It was great to reach out and talk to so many people I have never interacted with, and to see them support my campaign was great,” Vano said.

However, Vano was not the only one who experienced positive moments during his campaign.

“It help[ed] me get out of my social bubble and talk to a bunch of new and old friends,” said future junior class president Avi Shekhar.

Vano is the junior class president this year, and he plans to expand upon what he has already done for the Carlmont community next year.

“A goal for next year would [be] to expand ASB’s reach beyond what it is now… I want to do stuff with smaller sports teams; I want to represent and recognize smaller clubs,” Vano said.

I plan to establish a community where people feel free to express their talents and spirit”

— Max Vano

Vano’s plans aim to help many students reach outside of their comfort zones and shine a light on underrepresented groups, people, and ideas.

“Stepping outside of your comfort zone is the number one way to boost your confidence, self-esteem, and high school experience in general,” said Shannon Kaiser, a child psychologist.

On top of helping the current student body get out of its comfort zone, Shekhar plans to aim some of his focus towards incoming students.

“I want to make it easier for middle schoolers entering the school to be able to [adapt] … the past two years students have been struggling to adapt to the changes,” Shekhar said.

This goal is crucial to the future success of Carlmont students as the transition between middle school and high school is very difficult.

“From my experience, the jump from middle school to high school is one of the most challenging transitions for students; the amount of tests, social pressure, and general workload increase drastically,” Kaiser said.

The future looks bright for Carlmont, with all of the ASB officers, class officers, and ASB members contributing to make Carlmont a better place.

“If you have a positive impact on ASB… [you positively affect] the student body,” Vano said.