Do you remember announcements over Student Body Officer voting coming through the PA system? Well, if you do, great news! If you don’t, there’s still good news! The 2023 – 2024 SBO’s have essentially been locked in, and are waiting ever patiently for the next school year to start up. But who are they? What do they do? Well, I asked a couple of SBOs those questions and more, and I am more than happy to share what they said!
Our next year SBOs go as follows in no particular order:
Zachary Saez as President, Sebastian Padilla as Vice President, Averee Miller as Secretary, Dawson Ludlow and Publicity Manager, Alvin Yuan as Assistant Publicity, Mason Ekins as Activities Manager Avery Davidson as Head Cheer, and Bridger Buck as Senior Class President.
I was fortunate enough to talk to Zack and Bridger and ask them some questions about next year.
Bridger Buck, Senior Class President, said, “Things are gonna be fun, with homecoming, dances, and the pep rally. I’m excited for it and think it will be fun. I feel pretty good with our expectations that events will, hopefully, be executed and planned well.” After that, I asked a question along the lines of what he thinks being in the position of being voted for reflects on a person. He responded with “There’s something to reflect on the people you can vote for, like Zach Saez for example. He can be friends with so many people and knows the inside and out of many others. For me, as senior class President, it is my job to take care of the seniors and help whitewash and light up the graduation J.”
All of this is very good news, not just for Seniors but for the rest of the school! Not only are there high hopes for the events coming up, like homecoming, but there are also implications for big events coming up in the future! Now that Bridger Buck recalls him mentioning Zach Saez, I asked him after.
As for events, they aren’t planning anything for next year (they will be over summer while at Leadership Camp) but there will be an End of Year Bash on May 15th at 8:30 p.m. and an Annual Chalk dance on May 17th, 7:00 p.m. next week. Afterwards, I asked a simple question of how he thinks the next school year will go. He said, “We have an incredible group of SBOs next year! This school year will be one that people remember for a long time.” This next question is deserving of its own paragraph.
“How does the process of signing up go? Does nothing notable reflect on the people who were at least able to be voted for?”
“To sign up for an SBO position, you have to go to the meeting and then write your name on the sign-up sheet in the office. After that you will attend another meeting where the rules for campaigning are discussed. You will have two weeks to campaign. The first is primaries where only two make it through to the next week. If you make it through the primary round, you will be put on a campaign team, either Gold Gang and Crimson Crew. The students don’t have to vote for one whole team. They can still vote for the individual students that they want to vote for. At the end of the second week, on Friday, we announce the next years SBOs.”
That definitely clears up a lot of questions I’ve heard people talk about, and at least lets me know that the officers next year are well suited for their job.
To end off this article, his concluding words follow with “Make sure that you come to all of the activities and dances next year! It’s going to be hype! This next year will be the best year of your four years in high school.”