As we rang in the Spring Term we also elected our new student senators. Former Student Body President, Joe Hall ‘19, rewrote the student constitution and as a result, elections were a little different this year. As always, the students campaigning for positions in the cabinet campaigned the two weeks before spring break culminating with speeches that were delivered during a special assembly on March 11. All candidates did amazingly and wowed us all with some hilarious and heartwarming campaigns. Later that week, right before spring break, Joe announced our new cabinet: Mr. President Shea Brokaw, Ms. VP Sophie Harder, and our honorable Sec. Treas. Camille Cookston. Upon returning from break, it was time to elect the representatives for each class. Joe updated the election process for these positions so that each person running had to give a short speech to their class. This brilliant effort to get students who were excited and willing to take on the responsibilities of a student senator yielded great results, and after a short activity period, the new Class Reps had been announced: senior class reps Emily Boettger and Johnny Hagenbuch, junior class reps Nils Huss and Julia Ott, and sophomore class reps, Frances Cherp and Priya Merchant (the freshman class reps will be elected in the fall). The new student senate could not be more excited about what’s in store for the coming year. President Shea Brokaw expressed this sentiment saying,
“As student body president this year, I’m super excited to work alongside my peers and the faculty to facilitate and bring back events and fun traditions. I feel that we can strengthen our relationships across the school, bringing together the Elementary, Middle, and High School divisions. Whether it is carnivals, quad sports, or lunches, I want to make CS a fun and welcoming environment. Another thing I feel is very important is highlighting the aspects of the school and the student body that make this place so special. We have athletes, intellects, thespians, and musicians and everyone should be seen.”
As you can see, this Student Senate is eager to take on their roles and make a great impact on the school. They are already making big changes, and thanks to Camille’s comical but very real campaign speech, there are now free tampons in the Upper School and Science Building bathrooms! Remember that you don’t need to have been elected to be involved in Student Senate. All meetings are open to the student body and any one of the senators would be more than happy to chat with you about any questions, complaints, or suggestions you may have!
Article written by Emily Boettger ‘20