A main priority for Eliza McGlashan, the Senior Class President elect, is to make it easier for students to take the path they want. “For students who want to go to college, we’ll lessen the stress on that,” said McGlashan. “For students who don’t want to go to college, more resume building and job finding workshops. If a student likes sports, highlight the games. If they like the arts, highlight student artwork or show art competitions.” Through her leadership experience in Youth and Government she has strengthened her public speaking and communication skills, which she plans on utilizing as senior class president to accomplish her goals.
Associated Student Body Vice President Elect Erin Freeman will work with the administration to ensure voices of the students are heard. Freeman, when speaking about why she ran for ASB Vice President, said “When I was Junior Class Vice President we wanted to accomplish more mental health and Title IX support. That is more of an ASB job, because you have to work more with the administration. So my running mate, Drew, and I decided to run for ASB President and Vice President to make sure those changes happened.”
Giving has always been a large part of the elected Chief of Service Kainoa Tomikawa’s family life. “I grew up doing things like on Thanksgiving volunteering at homeless shelters,” said Tomikawa. “And in sixth grade, my whole family went to Tijuana to go build houses for the homeless there.” As Chief of Service, Tomikawa plans to restart the holiday meal and host blanket drives towards the winter. In order to accomplish these goals, Tomikawa intends to work with other community minded organizations and students.
As Sophomore Class President, Sofia Bloom will run sophomore leadership meetings and ensure that there is communication between the sophomore class and the administration. Bloom will apply her experience in leadership from her participation in it this year. She said, “It’s really showed me how ASB works, how it runs, what it’s going to look like next year. And I can apply what I’ve learned this year to next year.” Next year, Bloom plans on improving the club list and making the resources available at BHS more well known.
Junior Class Vice President Elect Zamahra “Winta” Clark will work with King to ensure decisions impact all students positively. When speaking about why she decided to run, Clark said, “Well, it started when I wasn’t really happy with all of the choices that were being made in the school. And I wanted to have a say in it.” Next year she plans on utilizing Google Forms as well as Instagram to foster strong communication between students and leadership.
Junior Class President Elect Zariyah King plans on making sure more diverse voices are included in leadership next year. “Even though BHS is a diverse school, I felt like all the voices weren’t being represented,” said King. She also plans on helping all the juniors prepare for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. “I will make sure everyone is prepared for senior year, and for different things that happened throughout junior year such as AP testing.”
Sophia Nishioka, Sophomore Class Vice President elect, plans on hosting more fundraisers with the sophomore class president next year. “We are going to have fundraisers and supply drives to hopefully help the bathroom situation, because there’s not a lot of locks on bathroom doors and in general it’s kind of a mess,” said Nishioka. She also plans on creating a club where students can speak to leadership about problems or suggestions they have.