Student Council’s new executive board shares election results after new process

Tanian Schuttler, Staff Writer

Thursday evening the Student Council voted on the new Executive Board positions for Greeley West High School. The winners of these positions will take on their roles starting at the beginning of next school year; August 2022. 

There is a new system being instated for the Student Council this year, as well. It is now going to be the Student Council Executive Board. The positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Communication Liaison, Sergeant of Arms, and Secretary.  There will be a group of students who make up the council itself, without any specific roles – and this can be anyone, like it’s always been.  

The voting commenced around 7:30 p.m. and the very well dressed candidates were given 90 seconds each to give a speech about what makes them worthy of being elected. After all speeches were given, the candidates were asked to leave the room and students who were there to vote were given an opportunity to speak on behalf of the person they thought would fit the role best.

The 30 second dedications students gave about their peers was nothing but endless compliments and good things to say about the running students.  After the honorable flattery, candidates were asked to step back into the room and the council voted. This same routine occurred five more times and position winners were announced after each session.

Your 2022-2023 Student Council Executive Board is: 

President: Sam Providence 

Vice President: Yasmine Adams 

Treasurer: Jeb Mathews 

Communication Liaison: Mia Rascon 

Sergeant of Arms: Makai Mereles 

Secretary: Akam Chahal 

The ‘22-’23 school year Student Body President Sam Providence said, “It was very emotional for me. I don’t just see it as planning events and doing cool school spirit stuff. It’s also impacting the people around you. It’s those little moments that you don’t think about often that really have the biggest changes on you.”

Providence is already sharing messages with the student body.  “You have a voice and it is very important to use it. You can be whoever you want to be and I want our school to be inclusive and positive. I want it to be empowering and I want people to know that if you are affected by something personally at this school, you have the power to change it,” Providence finished.