The Student Activity Council meetings held on Monday were very eventful, on account of semestered position elections. The library bustled after school with hopeful candidates eager to persuade the class representatives that they were the best ones for their position. The semester positions available were Secretary, Junior Representative, and one Representative for each grade. The position of Senior Representative was not available, as this year it was decided that the External Affairs Officer would serve as the representative for the seniors.
The large clusters of people began to settle down as Yanxiu Wu, vice-president of SAC, announced the commencement of the elections. After many resolute speeches, the SAC executives tallied up the results. The Grade 12 Representative and the Secretary were predetermined placements because of lack of competition. SAC president Soheil Koushan gave a short speech thanking the candidates for trying out, and reminding them that it is their inner drive to help out in the school, not their title, that matters. Wu then announced the results for the second semester:
- Junior Representative – Katrina Ha
- Grade 9 Representative – Helen Feng
- Grade 10 Representative – Henry He
- Grade 11 Representative – Pingda Li
- Grade 12 Representative – Ali Erfany
- Secretary – Ameera Seiyad
After the results were released, the class reps meeting was promptly dismissed and the SAC executive members began to prepare for their meeting.
The first topic on the agenda was the SAC vs. Reckoner basketball game coming up this week. The date was changed to Thursday 6 March at lunch in the gymnasium. Since then, the date has been further revised to Friday 22 March on account of construction and intramural activity in the gym. Details were verified, such as that at least one girl from both teams had to be on the court at all times, and dress codes established.
The discussion on the Spring Fling dance continued, and it was decided it would be a dance, not a formal. Early bird pricing is to be $3, with regular admission at $5.
An update concerning prom was revealed. Tickets would be $70 if SAC manages to sell 200 tickets. Guests are likely to be charged more, but discounts and bulk sales are not fully determined yet; thus, present estimates may not be the final cost.
Term objectives for this semester were disclosed, including second semester apparel sales, upcoming student council elections (for next year’s year-long positions), fundraising goals, restarting the Social Justice and Equity Committee, and shows for spirit week.
SAC also conferred about potential t-shirt sales in the second semester. Current estimates put the t-shirt prices at about $15. More details will be ascertained later. The student council discussed their budgets and concluded their meeting.