Student Elects Look Ahead to Make a Better School Year
Student council members.
By Quinn Porter
On Friday May 12th, the Dominican student body elected the 2012 Dominican student councils, with the senior class council consisting of elected president Elizabeth Mueller, Vice President Chris Vance, Secretary Taylor Brockman, and Treasurer Max Pignotti, along with sophomore Sydney Manista as the Executive President.
Elizabeth Mueller said, “I didn’t run because I was dared to or anything, it’s just something I’ve always wanted to do.” Elizabeth has never been on the student council before, but said, “I think I bring a new perspective and I’ll always have my classmates to support me. I want to make our senior year the best possible.” Elizabeth’s prior leadership includes Kairos and volleyball captain. She won the presidency by just one vote over Chris Vance.
Each candidate gave his or her speech in the auditorium and then every student voted for their top two choices. The universal theme for all the speeches was about making their final year at Dominican count.
Sophomore Sydney Manista was elected to be the executive president. She was chosen in a school wide—excluding seniors—election and served as class president in both her years at Dominican. Sydney said about being elected, “It’s a huge responsibility that I will take seriously. I want to positively influence the way our school runs for the next generation of students.”
Senior Jojo Wycklendt, and acting Executive President, said, “This new student council is made up of many hard working people. Every student should be excited to see what their representatives are going to do next year.”
Chris Vance was class president this year for the juniors. Next year as the vice president he said, “I hope to help in anyway I can. In my class’ senior year I want to make sure we get it right.”
Next year will be Max Pignotti’s third term as a student council member, and it will be Taylor Brockman’s second.