Story by Kaylee Rucker
Boyd High School recently held senior class president elections and revamped their processes for upcoming officer elections and positions.
The Student Council represents the whole school while there are branches of people that represent each grade level. The election took place in the schools library on Feb 27-28, 2019 during all lunches.
The new senior class president for the class of 2020, Caoimhe Fitzpatrick, competed against candidate Pj Marano. According to the Boyd Student Council Twitter page, the results were very close.
To be a class officer you will need to join student council for a year, then follow all the steps for the application and campaigning process.
“When the time comes for officer applications, you will fill one out and submit it. Then we check to make sure you have met all of the requirements. If you met the requirements you will move on to an interview to see if you are qualified for the position you are looking for. After an interview, you go for a student body vote,” Student Council Advisor Mrs. Lakey said.
The campaigns ran late this year. They held their votes for senior class president in late February. The applications for officers opened on January 28th and closed on February 8th.
“The process usually begins in January, that’s when we start talking about officer applications for the next year. We usually open those applications at the beginning of February, so that we can have our new officers in place by the end of February,” Mrs. Lakey said.
The officers have different roles including: Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Student Body Treasurer, Student Body Public Relations Director, and Student Body Event Coordinator. Each class has a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Historian, Press Secretary, and an Event Coordinator.
“Officers will come together and plan our big events like homecoming and winter formal. When they are a senior class officer they are going to plan senior class events like prom, senior sunset, senior sunrise, senior picnic, anything that is senior related. The officers all together plan things like what they can do for the community like fill the bus, Mactown Miracles, or any donations we can do. They are also responsible for keeping up with the green cord hours,” Mrs. Lakey said.
The student council is now redesigned and is having meetings for people to join for the 2019-2020 school year. Meetings are today, March 27 at 2:45 p.m. and Thursday, March 28 at 6:45 a.m. There is also an open position for Student Body Event Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. The spot is available to anyone.