BY JOSLYN TOMBACK
Freshmen elections recently took place on Thursday, September 30th at CCHS to determine the class of 2014 officers.
The thrill of politics was definitely felt throughout the halls. The student government hopefuls plastered the walls of CCHS with their banners and assorted posters during the two-week time frame for campaigning leading up to voting day.
Prior to campaigning, the candidates had to take care of an assortment of tasks. All interested candidates were required to attend a mandatory meeting before the process began. They also needed to be active members of S.G.A., get teacher and administrative approval, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and petition twenty-five signatures from their fellow 2014 classmates. Last on the checklist for the class of 2014 student government hopefuls was to film a two minute speech with CTV to be aired at the freshmen assembly.
For the coveted position of class president, three students were trying to capture the vote; Cara Simmons, Valerie Aber, and Virginia Penias. For the remaining positions, the government hopefuls ran unopposed, except for treasurer with two candidates; Tiffany Clausen and Connor Davis.
“I want to bring the class together and create more of a ‘family’ atmosphere,” freshman president candidate Valerie Aber said.
Competition increased as election day approached. Candidates tried to bring attention to their name by forming Facebook groups and sporting their own t-shirts.
Final ballots were counted and results were announced on Friday October 1st. Cara Simons was named class of 2014 president with Ashey Morin – Vice President, Connor Davis – Treasurer, Cristine Samuel – Recording Secretary, Izzy Muncan – Corresponding Secretary, and Gabrielle Wright – Historian.
With an exciting four years ahead of them, best of luck goes out to all the members of the class of 2014 student government.