|Posted by Maura Hilsey on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Do you ever wonder who’s behind the fun ideas that spice up regular school weeks? The answer is the Student Government Association (SGA).We're going tp take this opportunity to explain an important group many of you take for granted,
SGA consists of the executive board, class senators, homeroom representatives, and at-large representatives. SGA works hard to make sure students at LC have a wonderful experience. They also create events, such as the Dodgeball Tournament, to help students get involved.
SGA also helps students improve their people-skills. Danielle Cech, a junior on SGA says that she joined in freshman year to meet new people and getinvolved. She said that there are many exciting things coming up regarding SGA,especially Legacy Week. According to Danielle, “SGA works really hard to makethe week as successful as possible.”
Danielle does not plan to take over President Conor Plasha’s spot as president next year, but she would like to be on the executive board during her time at LC. "SGA is a great place for students with creativity and positive attitudes," she said.
If that sounds like you, think about joining next year!
|Posted by Casey OConnor on May 23, 2012 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Last month, Lansdale Catholic High School held its annual elections for the Student Council Executive Board! Congratulations to our new executive board, Conor Plasha (president), Peter White (vice-president), Austin Bauersmith (Secretary), Frank Antenuci (Treasurer), Kristen Adams (publicist). When asked what the Executive Board wanted to do next year, Kristen Adams became excited and talked about turning the resource center into a student lounge-type space. It seems that she and her fellow board members are really eager to turn their idea into reality. Most of the new executive board have been a part of LC’s student government or another leadership position, so there is no doubt that next year will run smoothly and successfully. While everyone is sad to see this year’s Executive Board graduate, we look forward to next year and to the ideas of the 2012-2013 Executive Board!
|Posted by Casey OConnor on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
As the school year rapidly comes to a close, Lansdale Catholic's Student Government needs to hold elections for the 2012-2013 Executive Board. The executive board is a panel of 5 seniors who hold the titles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Publicist. These five are very important to the school. They help plan, set up, and run activities, dances, events, and other fun things for the school. They are also figureheads and vehicles for change in the school. This power comes great responsibility, and the potential board members need to be up to the challenge. At press time, interviews are being held for rising seniors who are interested in running.
Many people think the elections aren’t a big deal, but that is very wrong. This privilege is chance for students to bring change to the school and have a voice in how some things are done. School elections can be tricky, so here are some guidelines for this year’s election:
1. Get informed-Talk to your classmates that are running, and ask why. Do they have good ideas for the school? Do they have leadership qualities? If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them, listen to speeches or read posters. You’ll need information to make a smart choice
2. Don’t just vote for your friends-This point is hard, but in order for Student Government to run effectively, it needs the best people for the job in it. That may not be your best friend; no matter how much you like them. Your vote is your choice, and personal relationships should not influence it. Also, don’t just vote for the person that gave you candy!
3. Get involved-Half the fun of the elections is the campaigning! If you have a friend who is fit for the job running, wear a shirt that urges others to vote for your favorite candidate, hang up posters, make Facebook posts, Tweet about it, and tell others about him/her. If you don’t know anyone running, you can still help their cause by talking to your friends!
Remember-the elections are fun, but they are also very serious. Make good choices, but use it as a learning experience. Someday, it’s likely that you will be voting for President of the United States. You’ll want to make a good decision then, so use this year’s elections to practice. Good luck to all the candidates, and have a wonderful campaign!