ASB class presidents announced

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Credit: Josh Ren / The Foothill Dragon Press

Jill Vallance

On Monday, March 19, class president position results from the Associated Student Body (ASB) class elections were announced for the 2018-2019 school year.

The sophomore class president will be Elise Paul ‘21 after running against Nicole Stidham ‘21, and her vice president will be Ruby Beckendorf ‘21, who ran against Ashlynn Bryson ‘21.

The role of the sophomore class president and vice president is to coordinate the 2018 Winter Formal dance along with the annual Winter Formal expo held in the quad, and make sure the Class of 2021 works their hardest, feels comfortable and has fun at school.

Hayden Hickerson ‘20, the current sophomore class president, ran against Jolie Jannone ‘20 and won the position of junior class president, and Sophia Parker ‘20, who ran against Lily Grant ’20, will be junior class vice president.

The junior class president and vice president are in charge of planning and executing the 2019 prom.

The senior class president will be Anna Pyron ‘19 and her vice president will be Andonia Ananias ‘19. Both ran unopposed for these positions.

The senior class president and vice president take on the role of planning every senior event for the upcoming school year. Examples of these include, but are not limited to the senior thanksgiving potluck, the end-of-year barbecue and all of the senior sunrises.

Even though Pyron ran unopposed, many students, when voting, chose to write in the name of Ceci Goncalves ‘19. Goncalves was a previous candidate in the race for ASB President, who ran against elected president Abby Sourwine ‘19.

However, the ASB Constitution has been ratified since the Oct. 2014 version, which included in Article III, Section 1 A, that “elected officers shall be elected by a popular vote of all Foothill Technology High School students,” but has since been modified in the Jan. 29, 2016 version to state that “no write-in candidates will be allowed on the ballot” in Article III, Section 1 C.

Overall, the candidates are excited to carry out their plans in the following school year.

“Everyone that ran was really great,” Hickerson said. “This is going to be one of the best years yet!”

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Sophia Parker ’20 ran unopposed. It was corrected at 1:32 p.m. on March 21 to reflect that she ran against Lily Grant ’20.

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