None of the previous 2019 class officers opted to return for a final year, as five positions have been filled by a new cabinet. Senior Smriti Sanjay-Gupta chose not to run for class president because she didn’t think she would have the proper time to devote to the position.
“During senior year, my most important priority is having very strong college applications,” Sanjay-Gupta said. “I’ll be devoting the majority of my free time towards this goal. I don’t feel I would be able to do the best possible job as class president.”
Minaal Murshid said she feels as though she is well prepared to take on the role as Senior Class president.
“I wanted to be part of the team that plans and make decisions on behalf of our class,” Murshid said. ”I felt that I could do a good job and deliver.”
The class officers are in the planning stages for several fund-raiser events. The goal of the events will be to raise as much money for the senior class as possible to relieve any possible financial burdens.
“In terms of plans that are coming, pay attention to the morning announcements and the senior class Instagram page,” Vice President Armando Santamaria- Bruno said. “We’ll be informing mostly through those mediums. I’m hoping that the class officers can do our part and give seniors the least amount of things to stress about as possible while, for the least amount of money.”
Secretary Molly Luu said she ran for the position in order to help make a more significant change.
“I want to do what I can to help my classmates enjoy this year,” Luu said.
Principal Rick Fleming said that the fees of graduation began to become a split cost between the graduating class and the school a few years ago, which can cause extra fund-raising.
Having to pay the least amount of money for projects during senior year stems from participating in the fund-raiser events according to treasurer Erin O’Brien.
Senior class officers hold meetings on Mondays during Power Hour A in Tim O’Flaherty’s Room, 2-104. Anyone from the senior class is welcome to attend the meetings and o er insights and opinions.