After an interesting and tense election with a variety of candidates, ‘Iolani finally has its newly elected proconsuls! These proconsuls are crucial to the school, as they are selected to represent ‘Iolani’s student body and serve as its voice to the administration, and help organize events. They are three prominent leaders in the school, and in order to become one, candidates must be able to make their case in front of the entire student body. In order to get to know the proconsuls better, Imua asked the proconsuls six questions. Here’s what they had to say:
1. What’s your favorite thing to do outside of school?
2. What are your hobbies?
3. What do you consider your strengths?
4. What’s your favorite food?
5. What’s a specific goal you have that you plan on fulfilling now that you have a proconsul seat?
6. What made you want to be a proconsul?
My favorite activity outside of campus has to be walking my dog. Who doesn’t love spending times with dogs, right?
My hobbies include diving, video games, and exercising.
My strength is probably the willingness to do what needs to be done to plan activities and get the job done.
It has to be Panda’s orange chicken
A goal of mine is to bring back the dodgeball tournament.
Back in seventh grade, I was inspired by the proconsuls and I told myself I wanted to be one. From that day, it’s been a big goal of mine, and I’ve finally achieved it.
Although I do a lot of things outside of school, my favorite activity is having dinner with my family and friends. Although there are a lot of good restaurants out there, the best ones to go with your friends have to be Denny’s, Gen, or Chili’s. The combination of the food and atmosphere at these places is the best.
During the week I’m pretty busy, just like everyone else, so I don’t have much time for hobbies. But, every Sunday I love to wake up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee, and then wash my car. People have hobbies to soothe and calm them, and for me, there’s nothing more satisfying than washing my car on a brisk Sunday morning. It’s the absolute best way to start out my week.
One of my strengths as a person is my accountability. If I say I’m going to be somewhere or do something, you can consider it done. Another one of my strengths is my ability to speak in front of an audience. I am lucky to have been taught this skill so well by my teachers and coaches.
My favorite food has to be the chili chicken mix plate from Zippy’s. Not only does every bite of chili, mac salad, rice, and chicken taste delicious, you can have this meal anywhere at anytime. Lunch: chili chicken mix plate. Dinner: chili chicken mix plate. Late night snack: mini chili chicken mix plate. This is such a versatile meal that never ceases to amaze and satisfy my taste buds.
Aside from every student having a successful and fun year, I would like to plan something new with my other proconsuls that has never been done before. Ultimately, I would love to make this awesome student body as happy as possible.
I’ve wanted to be a proconsul ever since I was a 7th or 8th grader watching those speeches inspired me quite a bit. I remember attending all the events the proconsuls and their committee’s put on, like the Big Event a few years ago, the winter balls, and the dodgeball tournaments, only thinking that I would some day want to be part of something like that too. I am happy to be able to serve this wonderful ‘Iolani community.
Playing basketball with my friends
Doing puzzles. My dad and I can spend hours on end playing puzzle games. I enjoy trying to solve the NPR puzzle of the week too.
“Connect 4” and washing rice.
Ma mada’s hamburger curry.
Give everyone more free stuff. It takes a lot to be a student at ‘Iolani and everyone’s hard work deserves to be rewarded more often.
The most gratifying feeling for me is seeing people having a good time because of something I did. As proconsul, I would have the opportunity to impact everyone at school.