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NP3 Student Government Holds Second Virtual Election

By Jack Fedor
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

The elections for next year’s student government leadership positions will occur on May 7 via a Google Form in advisory.

On April 30 students started to campaign virtually which includes visits to advisory classes, participating in daily announcements, participating in an Instagram and Flipgrid video as well as sending promotional material to advisory teachers who then pass it on to their students.

Campaigns will end on May 7 at 12 a.m. in order to provide a fair cut off time for all candidates.

The available positions are president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, student board member.

The students who are running for president are Ali Musa, Rachel Long and Janelle Calma.

“The skills that make me an ideal candidate for President include my leadership skills of drive, initiative, experience, creativity, dedication, teamwork and responsibility,” said Long.

“I believe I would make a great student body president because of my passion, work ethic, experience and personality, “ said Calma.

Musa did not respond to a request to comment.

The students who are running for vice-president are Melodi Xiong and Alina Susu.

“The reason why I’d like the vice president position specifically, is that I wouldn’t be in a direct position of leadership like the president. I can take charge and lead, make no mistake of that, but I do prefer offering tips and advice instead,” said Xiong.

“I have quite a bit of experience in creating events because of other student clubs, and that experience would be beneficial for Student Government,” said Susu.

The students running for secretary are Christopher Loupeda and Anzar Mahmood.

“I really want students’ voices to be heard and I feel like as secretary, I could make sure students’ voices are heard and manage student government responsibilities,” said Mahmood.

“This next year I’m planning to not only bring my organization to Student Government, but to raise the spirit and pride people have for the school, and provide more opportunities for pirate points,” said Loupeda.

The incumbent treasurer Tatiana Segura is running for another term against Naysa Cinquegrana and Aneesa Mahmood.

“As a treasurer this year I have helped the officer team keep the school spirit alive during distance learning even when we were limited to what we could do,” said Segura.

“I think I would be a good student body treasurer because I have dedication and passion and these are important characteristics that any student body officer needs,” said Mahmood.

Cinquegrana did not respond to a request to comment.

The students running for student board member are Fraz Ahmed and Fernando Serratos.

“I’m running for this position, to bring pride and a sense of honor to the student body, much different than participating in spirit activities-that’s still important and people should still be doing that,” said Serratos.

Ahmed did not respond to a request to comment.

Another two positions are appointed to students include co-communications officer and the sound manager. These positions are appointed by Jennifer Hembree and the Student Government officers based on student interest.

While the sound manager position is left unfilled, the co-communications officers will consist of Ximena Francisco for the second year and Bani Singh.

There were no applicants for sound manager at press time.

“I am very proud of being able to be creative through my position ; managing clubs, and the Student Government Instagram page,” said Francisco.

“Next year, I plan on working with Ximena Francisco, this year’s communications officer and next year’s as well, to manage the student clubs and plan and lead some of the events such as club rush and community fair,” said Singh.

Following the calculation of the results candidates will be informed of the results prior to the announcement to the student body.

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