Students Elect New Student Body and Class Officers

By Brigid Clifford, News Editor

The student body recently re-elected senior Chloe Toole for school president and senior Abby Marcin as vice president for the 2016-2017 school year. Senior Lily Scott, junior Kailin BurnsCohen, and sophomore Kathryn Ortenzio were also re-elected by their individual classes to serve as class presidents, while Colleen Kelly was elected by her fellow freshmen to be their first class president.

Students recently elected (front row, L to R) Colleen K. (freshmen), Kathryn O. (sophomores), Kailin B. (juniors) and Lily S. (seniors), as well as their (back row, L to R) student body vice president Abby M. and president Chloe T. Photo by Malia Wolf

Students recently elected (front row, L to R) Colleen K. (freshmen), Kathryn O. (sophomores), Kailin B. (juniors) and Lily S. (seniors), as well as their (back row, L to R) student body vice president Abby M. and president Chloe T. Photo by Malia Wolf

“I enjoy being the Class of 2018 president because I love my grade, and I love being able to represent them in the school,” said BurnsCohen after she was re-elected by her peers.

Last year, the Core Council, which is comprised of the student body president and VP and the class presidents, made some changes to the way student government would be run for this school year. “It’s always nice to see the student government evolving from year to year because as our community grows our student government model will change, and our students are very involved in that decision making process,” said Kristy Geoghan, who is the faculty advisor for student government, which also includes the school’s five councils.

After receiving feedback from the students and making recommendations to Head of School Mary Sciarrillo, the Core Council changed what were the Campus Ministry and Community Life councils to Service, Community Outreach, and Prayer are Essential (S.C.O.P.E.) and Campus Social Life.

“We felt that the way these councils were last year weren’t broad enough, and their names did not encompass everything they do as a council,” said Toole. The other three council names – Academic, Athletic and Creative Arts – remained the same.

The Core Council also decided to lessen the number of people participating in the councils. Instead of everyone in the student body belonging to one of the groups, the individual grades are now electing representatives for the five councils. “This way the people running would be really passionate about the council that they ran for,” Geoghan said.

The Core Council is looking forward to another year of fun, success and collaboration. “We will continue to listen to the community’s ideas in order to have the most successful school year,” Toole said.

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