Lowry held interviews for the student body, and all of the candidates running for student body and class officers on February 19. Voting started on February 20 and ended on the 21. The winners were announced on February 24.
Student body winners included Student Body President is Anjolie Karrer, the vice president is Adia Bengochea, the secretary is Boni Jacinto, the treasurer is Harlie Baker, and the historian is Alessandra Arellano. Following student body Senior class winners are Fabian Rubio Ochoa is the president for the senior class, Aaron Woolsey is the vice president, and Camille Roberts is the secretary/treasurer. Junior class winners are Nazelli Diaz is the president for the junior class, Arianna Ruiz is the vice president, and Alexis Olson is the secretary/treasurer. Sophomore class winners are Ruben Garcia as the president for the sophomore class, and Jason Riley is the secretary/treasurer. Finally, the freshman class winners are Kelly Zhelayev is the president for the freshmen class, Alia Novi is the vice president, and Austin Formby is the secretary/treasurer.
This is probably the biggest year that students have shown interest in running. Julia Tophlom is in charge of the leadership class and is one of the teachers that helps organize the election every year. Her favorite thing about organizing this is the application process.
“I think the application process for students interested in student leadership because we want to make sure that we are getting the students that truly want to be of service to Lowry High School,” said Topholm. “It’s just not about getting the popular vote. We have multiple processes that create the election. Popular vote weighs into it a lot but we also have the interview process, campaigning, and getting evaluations from their teachers.”
Anjolie Karrer is the Student Body President for the year 2020-2021. She has been a part of the student council for the last three years. As a student body president, she wants to have a different impact on students.
“I want to change Leadership and have a different impact on kids at the school because I think kids are enjoying high school,” said Karrer.
Student council is like a government for high school.
“Student council is like a student government so you have the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, '' said Karrer. “So you have three officers in charge of the entire class and we just try to get the class included in community service projects, doing things throughout the school, and being the role models of the class and we represent the school.”
Adia Bengochea is Student body Vice President for the year 2020-2021. She is honored to be a part of the student body.
“I’m honored to be a part of the student body. It’s a difficult job and I’m looking forward to it all,” said Bengochea.
Her plan for this year is to spread love and lead by example.
“My plans are to spread some love and lead by example. I want to be a part of building a happier environment for everyone,” said Bengochea.
Everyone has a different opinion on what the most important aspect of the student council and Bengochea shares her opinion.
“The most important aspect is setting an example of how to stay true to yourself throughout high school. Student council is a way for me personally to branch out to everyone and make new connections,” said Bengochea.
Participating or wanting to participate in the student council is a way for the students’ voices to be heard about the changes they want to see. Ms. Topholm saw a lot of students show interest in student council.
“For our 2020 -2021 student council and officer elections, this was the biggest year that we have had with people showing interest in running,” said Topholm. “Some students didn’t quite meet the eligibility requirements but still, it was great to see that a lot of students show interest and hopefully that’s going to be the progression as years go on.”
Requirements that students have to meet in order to run for the student body are 2.5 GPA and a high school student at Lowry needs to have at least a one-year experience in Leadership or have served as a class officer prior to running. To run for a class office one must meet the minimum GPA requirement as well as be a Lowry student.