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Student Government Election Set for Thursday

By Isabella Bravo
Copy-Editor | The Pacific Times

NP3 High Student Government elections for the 2023-24 school year are officially underway.

Campaign week kicked off Thursday, April 20 with official speeches and voting will be held this Thursday, April 27 during advisory.

For this election, student government has introduced lunch time campaigning.

Since candidates are no longer allowed to go into advisories, during lunches they will be stationed in the quad for students to meet, ask questions, and learn more about this year’s candidates.

Voting this year will be conducted online; students will listen to campaign speeches in advisory and vote online via a Google Form.

In order to run, candidates had to meet certain requirements including a minimum of 3.0 GPA, recommendations from two teachers and a counselor, and submitting a statement of interest.

By April 7 students interested in running for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, student board representative, or communications officer sent their statements of interest to student government advisor Jen Hembree.

Running for student body president are juniors Aurora Perez, Emilio Lazcano and Jake Cronin.

Junior Bani Singh is the uncontested candidate for Vice President.

Sophomore Morsal Abdali and freshman Estefani Galvez are both running for secretary.

Freshman Kylie Dees, sophomores Janice Hu and Isabella Patterson, and junior Nahom Mesfun are running for treasurer.

Junior Melanie Knight-Wilkins is the uncontested candidate for student board representative.

Appointed student government positions were selected by Hembree during the week of April 10. Gio Segura and Ishan Pathak were named sound managers and Isabella Bravo and Hillary Huynh the communications officers.

Perez and Lazcano said they have something to offer to NP3 and give different reasons why students should vote for them.

“You should vote for me as your president because I’m very experienced and I’ve been doing student government since middle school so it’s something I have a passion for,” said Perez.

Lazcano countered that students should vote for him because, “of who I am and what I stand for, and what I stand for is all of you (students).”

Cronin did not respond to The Pacific Times request for comment for this article by the deadline.

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