Student body elects 2020-2021 Stuco board


Photo by screenshot of Google Meet session

While stuck in quarantine during a pandemic outbreak, junior Sadie Schmanke presents her speech from her home. Schmanke joined a Google Meet session with sophomore Loren May and sponsor Callie Bartelson.

Written by Stephanie Brozovich, editor-in-chief

On April 8, an email was sent to the student body containing the results of next year’s Student Council members. Elections for these positions were held differently this year, with a few similar aspects. The elections resulted in all who ran being elected, as each member ran unopposed.

This year’s vice president, junior Sadie Schmanke, will be stepping up to the role of president next year. Under Schmanke, sophomore Loren May will be vice president. Secretary will be freshman Kara Zoglmann, and treasurer will be freshman Caitlyn May.

“Personally, I think it’s great that the upperclassmen have enough trust in underclassmen to have almost control on most of the activities that happen,” Caitlyn said.

Elections and speeches were scheduled to be soon after spring break. Due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, elections had to be done differently this year: entirely online, rather than gathering in the auditorium for speeches. Candidates recorded their speeches, with sponsor Callie Bartelson putting them together to send out.

“At first we were debating not even doing speeches, but most of us wanted to say them,” Caitlyn said. “I feel like we weren’t able to get our personal point out without body language or something like that.”

Although this method risked losing votes because some students may not have checked their emails or skipped past the speeches, some members still had positive feelings for the way elections were done.

“It took a pretty good effect since we got to experience something we never would have been able to experience,” Zoglmann said.

Despite the changes, each member said they look forward to the upcoming year and have already begun forming their plans and goals.

“Some goals we have for next year are to get our classmates more involved in school activities and make hoco dances more enjoyable for everyone,” Loren said.