Many students at Carlmont have decided to run for class office positions.
Some students with no previous experience strive for a position, while others return to see if they can secure their spots for another year.
“I am running because, for the junior and senior classes, there are two vice president spots,” said Theo Korolev, a current sophomore. “With my experiences in middle school ASB and being in ASB now as a spirit commissioner, I think I could do well in this position.”
Each candidate has his or her own reasons for running, including wanting to help out the school community and achieving personal goals for themselves.
Sophomore Class Vice President Kyle Dimick said, “My end goal for the class of 2019 is to have a class that is so close and friendly that everyone can talk to and accept one another. I know it’s a long shot, but it’s what I want most for our class.”
In addition to having goals for the class of 2019, Dimick said, “Personally, I want to grow more as a leader as well as establish myself as a leader at this school.”
Tiffany Chung, a junior, who is running for ASB president also has her own goals for the school.
“The goals for the students of Carlmont are to be more involved and to find activities that you’re passionate about. Personally, I want to improve my leadership skills and represent the student population to the best of my ability. I want to be the voice of students here at Carlmont,” said Chung.
The process of running for a class office position takes two weeks and includes going to the mandatory class officer meeting, getting petition signatures, and effectively campaigning, according to Chung.
The candidates must get a list of 85 signatures from students at school and signatures from all of their teachers and parents in one week. They then make a video and hang up posters to advertise.
Then, the students vote.
“Management, organization, and responsibility are key,” said Korolev.
The students will see who gets to represent each class on Feb. 24 when class officer voting takes place.