Alaina Hooks ‘18 and Claire Renar ‘19 are running against each other for the position of Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President for the 2017-18 school year. Hooks is currently in her third year of ASB at Foothill, while Renar is in her first year of ASB.
At the conclusion of their third period classes on Tuesday, February 14, the entirety of the student body was shown the candidates’ campaign videos, along with ASB Presidential Candidate Bridget McGuire’s video.
ASB Vice President Candidate Alaina Hooks:
Hooks has been part of Foothill’s ASB program since her freshman year, but her experience in leadership programs dates back to her middle school in the 7th grade.
Hooks says she “truly finds herself, her school spirit, and her school support” when she is able to serve others in the ASB classroom setting.
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Hooks believes that our students will be able to take a step in the right direction by focusing more on the Red Renaissance program at Foothill. By applauding these students for a 0.5 GPA improvement on the same level as students who receive Renaissance cards that are seemingly more prestigious, Hooks believes there will be a stronger sense of unity among the student body.
Due to her extensive knowledge of the mechanics behind ASB from her previous experience in leadership programs, Hooks believes she is “set on a course to really better [her] school.”
ASB Vice President Candidate Claire Renar:
Renar is running for ASB Vice President because she wants to make an impact on Foothill by acting as a voice for students whose voices often go unheard.
Like Hooks, Renar’s experience in ASB goes back to middle school leadership programs.
Her main goal, if she were to be elected, would be to improve Foothill’s Renaissance program by making students eligible for the program for reasons other than a 3.5 or higher GPA. “High school is more than just a GPA”, Renar says, which is why she believes Renaissance should recognize students’ abilities which don’t regard academic skills.
Renar does not yet have a solid plan as to how she will achieve this.
Renar believes that her ambition, drive, and charisma will push her to succeed as ASB Vice President. Although Renar is a sophomore and her opponent is a junior, she knows she is “fully capable of running just as well as a junior can.”
Editor’s Note: Candidate bios are presented alphabetically by last name.