Eleven candidates vied for spots on the freshman class executive board, giving speeches and trying other campaign tactics to entice potential voters. The speeches were a mix of seriousness and comedy; candidates also hung posters around the school encouraging the class of 2018 to vote for them.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do,” freshman candidate David-Almaraz Roman said.
Voting was open for one day. Prior to the election, several candidates gave out candy to try to gather more support and votes. The tactic seemed to work: of the five members of the board, three had passed out candy.
The new members of the board are Emma Choi, Jackson Coerr, Katie Kenny, David-Almaraz Roman and Holly Waters.
“I really love Marshall and I think this is going to be a great four years for all of us,” freshman candidate Holly Waters said.
The executive board have a lot of new ideas in store for the class of 2018.
“Our class has a lot of great kids and we have the capability to inspire the grades that come after us,” freshman candidate Katie Kenny said.
They want the freshman class to become more involved while still helping the school as a whole.
“I would like to hold fundraisers people will go to,” freshman candidate Emma Choi said.
The candidates are excited to start working.
“I can’t wait to express the creative ideas I have for the school and the freshman class,” freshman candidate Jackson Coerr said.