It’s that time of year again. ASB elections are coming up soon, and for students interested in making a difference in their school, ASB is the right place. Several elections are occurring in the next two months, so any students interested in campaigning for a position on Valhalla’s associated student body should take heed.
For executive officers, the paper work required to run for election is due Monday, March 4. Elections for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer will take place on Thursday March 7 and Friday March 8. Current school president, junior Joey Rearic, is looking to compete for his second term as school president. Current junior Oday Yousif is also running for school president. Current seniors Cody Gladu, Levi Dulay and Catherine Tarantino currently hold the titles of vice president, secretary and treasurer, respectively.
Running for an executive position gives requires leadership attributes. To qualify for one of these positions, one must maintain a 2.5 GPA, have at least a year of ASB experience and have an open 5th period. “Executive officers are in charge of the school and greater school events,” ASB advisor Jon Owens said. “The president, vice president, secretary [and] treasurer have a great amount of influence in the direction the school is headed.”
Each executive position requires specific qualifications. To be a successful school treasurer, one must “have a decent signature, [and] know how to properly read checks,” according to current school treasurer Catherine Tarantino. Tarantino frequently works with Valhalla’s finance clerk Connie Kaminsky, who taught her the proper way to read a check.
Class officer elections will take place the following week, starting on Monday, March 11 when an informational meeting will take place in room 253. The application is due Friday, March 15, and elections take place the following week, on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd.
Starting in April, House of Koening and Members at Large elections will take place. More on these elections will be covered in the coming weeks.
ASB members play a crucial role in the functioning of Valhalla. They hold a large amount of responsibility in organizing events, dances, banquets, fundraisers and pep rallies. ASB advisor Owens encourages students who are eager to make a difference in the school to run for an ASB position. “…If you don’t like what we’re doing, then you should tell us, or try and get on ASB to make those changes,” he said. “Every year I keep waiting for this big revolution of a group of kids who really wanna get in ASB and change everything.”
That group of students could be walking the halls of Valhalla everyday. For more information on election dates, click here. For more information on the qualifications of executive officers, visit this page.