By Savannah McDade Posted March 3, 2010
Student body elections are coming up, campaigning starts at the beginning of March and there is a lot of work to be done on behalf of the candidates.
Many people falsely assume that the school election process is merely a popularity contest; however, the actual course of action is very comprehensive.
Student vote only counts for half of the entire election process. Each candidate is required to have at least one year of leadership under their belt and must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the entire school year. The candidates will be required to compose a written application and sign the LHSLC Code of Conduct; those are only a couple of the various tasks that the candidates are obligated to fulfill.
Even if a candidate is running unopposed they aren’t exempt from the requirements and will not be elected if they do not meet those requirements.
Current junior class vice president, Gaudy Castañeda plans on running for senior class president for the 2010-11 school year, Gaudy thinks that it is very important to get involved in office because it helps you maintain a high GPA, it also looks good on college applications.
Castañeda also said that joining leadership has bettered her communication skills as well as helped her develop a good work ethic. When voting this year, make sure to take the candidates’ efforts into consideration and get involved.