By Allie Witek, Staff Writer
Students in the freshmen class had the opportunity to run for a council position for the 2018-2019 school year in November and for class president in January. There were three positions open on each of the five councils (Academics, Arts, Athletics, Community Life and SCOPE). The newly-elected council members are Sofia Lehman, Amanda Phillipson and Caitlyn Warmkessel on Academics; Tess Bateman, Ellery Benedict and Haven Dora on Athletics; Sarah Kaye, Abigail Stevens and Sydney Torres on Community Life; Anastasia Konczyk, Faith Montagnino and Sofia Ranucci on Arts; and Christina Donnelly, Dayra Mejia-Reyes and Haley Nelson on SCOPE. Hannah Doherty recently won the election for class president.
“What made me run for class president is that I felt that I could impact the freshman class and the Trinity Hall community in a very positive way,” Doherty said. “I also really love being a leader and empowering other people to be leaders as well. I want to hear everyone’s ideas in the freshman class and really just make sure people are being heard.”
Nelson had similar reasons for seeking a student council position. “Ever since a young age, I have had a passion for leadership,” Nelson said. “The second that I walked into the Trinity Hall doors, I was overwhelmed by the sense of community and support. I immediately knew that I wanted to get involved by running for a student government position in order to advocate for the freshman class.”
The councils are very specific in their focus, and each girl who ran had her own motivation for doing so.
“I’ve always had a love and appreciation for the arts,” Montagnino said. “I look forward to helping the arts program here at Trinity continue to thrive.”
“I wanted to apply for the academics position because for all [of] my life, my academics are what have always come first,” Lehman said. “I think going to school for almost my entire life made me realize that there are things we could do to improve our education.”
“I think it is important to know how to be a leader and support what you are passionate about,” Kaye said. “I wanted to have the opportunity to contribute my ideas and input into the Community Life council to make school even more enjoyable for the Trinity Hall students.”