Upcoming elections have become a widespread topic of conversation. Opinions have been thrown but nothing can be acted upon due to the large majority of us students being under the voting age. So let’s talk about an election where only your opinion matters. And, it’s only limited to Wirt County High School…
For each class there is a President, Vice President (VP), Secretary, Treasurer, and a Class Representative. Then, there is the Student Body President.
First, let’s break down the offices and their duties. The President of the class is overall head of the class, runs the meeting, and in full charge when appropriate.
The Vice President is the president’s right hand man/woman and fills in the President’s place when necessary.
Secretary takes minutes of the meeting and is at the request of the President.
Treasurer is in charge of all things monetary. Class dues, fundraiser costs and expenses, purchase orders, etc. They are in charge of the class’s money with supervision from an advisor.
Class Representative is the student best fit to represent the class. They speak for the class as a whole and represent that class as a Student Council member.
Student Council is a team made up of all the classes’ Presidents and Class Reps, plus the Student Body President. They come together during their meeting to make decisions to better the students’ experience within the school.
If you are thinking of running for an office, here’s the 411:
You must pick up a form in Ms. Gilchrist’s room (204) from May 23rd – May 26th. They must be turned in by the end of the school day on May 27th, no exceptions.
Those campaigning are to do so from May 25th – May 27th. Posters that are not taken down by the end of the school day on the 27th may result in being removed from the election.
Students running for mascot must be an incoming senior and hold a cumulative GPA of a 2.0.
Any student running for a class office may also have to have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0.
Student Body President candidates must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0.
Each student running must have 2 endorsements from 2 different class sponsors stating they show skills to fulfill the duties of said position.
Wirt County High School will vote on May 31st in English class.
- Sydney Siers
(Sophomore Class Representative)