The votes are in on 2011-2012 class officers


Caitlin Trude

Lujain Al-Saleh, left, and Anna Cogswell will help lead Foothill’s ASB next year. Photo by Caitlin Trude/The Foothill Dragon Press

The votes came in on Wednesday, and the senior class has decided that current junior Trevor Kirby will reign as senior class president along with vice president Lujain Al-Saleh next year.

Kirby was unavailable for interview with the Dragon Press at publication time, but ASB advisor Darcy Perez believes that Kirby has the “great initiative and strong organizational skills” required for the job.

Al-Saleh  ran unopposed, but she was nevertheless pleased knowing  that she would be serving her class in the 2011-2012 school year, as she has big plans in mind. In representing the seniors, she will be involved in making “senior wishes” come true, helping to organize all senior-related activities, and preventing senioritis.

“I’m really excited, and I think it’s going to be really fun…we want to make sure everyone has the best year possible because it’s our last year,” said Al-Saleh.

Junior Taylor Rios, who ran against Kirby for senior class president elections, will still be serving in ASB next year. Rios plans to help out in senior class events and will work closely with the elected officers.

Sophomore Jackson Tovar was elected as junior class president, and serving as his right-hand man will be Adam Braver in the position of junior class vice president.

Current freshman and future sophomore president Anna Cogswell was ecstatic upon learning that she would be leading her class in ASB. Because she ran unopposed, she said “I kind of expected to win, but it was still exciting,” and added that during the announcement results, she was “kind of screaming in class.”

“I’ve been in the leadership program since seventh grade…I like being a leader on campus,” Cogswell added.

Freshman Carson Graves will be serving as sophomore vice president with Cogswell.

Freshman leaders for next year will go through an application process during March, once it is known who has been accepted into Foothill.

With three-fourths of the school’s approximately 900 student population allowed to vote in class elections, relatively few choose to do so.

“What’s interesting is that students are really active [in school] but when it comes to voting, it’s a small percentage,” Perez said.

Out of 274 current freshmen, approximately 34.31% voted. Of the 272 sophomores, it was 29.41%.

Seniors made their votes count in a bigger way, with 46.8 5%  of the 222 seniors casting ballots for their class officers.

However, the percentage dropped overall when the votes were counted for the school-wide election of ASB president: 26.6% of all 767 Foothill freshmen through juniors voted.

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