Seventh grade presidential hopefuls aim high
student-leaders from the Class of 2018 seek the class’s highest student representative office–class president–to represent their class during their first year in Upper School. Each candidate holds unique ambitions for their grade during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Motivated by her mother who encouraged her to run for her class’s highest elected office, Lauren Nguyen said with a smile that her mother “would yell at [her]” if she ran for a different officer position. An excited Nguyen started her presidential campaign by suggesting that the seventh grade class day would be held at Bellows if she is elected.
Trevor Tamura is extremely committed to helping his classmates and making this year the very best year for his grade. He is devoted to giving his class all of his time and effort so that they can have a great year.
Tyler Tabata decided to run for class president because he wanted to help his classmates. He promises to “make adjustments” to make this year great. Tabata is motivated which should help him with his first ‘Iolani presidential campaign.
Sierra McCarty said that she will help her classmates “change what they want changed” and organize events that her classmates want to do. She would assist any classmate who faces “any obstacles” and believes that it is her responsibility to “talk to the administration to change things.”
Sherry Shin wants to be her grade’s “voice” so that “everyone has a say.” She is also interested in making this year as fun as it can be by doing what her classmates want to do and organizing as many events as possible.
The Class of 2018 will also elect their classmate candidates for the offices of vice president, class secretary and class treasurer. All candidates for class officer positions will speak to their classmates and asking for their votes during a candidate forum on Sept. 18th in Lower Gym. Election day is Sept. 20th in Lower Gym. All seventh graders are encouraged to vote.