Amanda LeBlanc ‘21: As the school year comes to a close, seniors begin to prepare to hand over their leadership positions to upcoming classmates. On Monday, April 19th, the senior NHS Board members held elections for the current juniors to decide on the new members of the board. The current senior board members determine the students who take on the responsibilities of the NHS board.
The board announces their congratulations to President Garrett Brown, Vice President Gabriella Kirsh, Secretary Logan Wenz and Treasurer Chloe Anderson. For the application process, the winners presented a speech to their classmates and went through an interview process in order to obtain their spot on the board. Garrett Brown took time to prepare for his interview in hopes of securing a spot in leadership.
“I knew the interview was more important since it accounted for more votes, but I didn’t know how to prepare since I had no idea what I would be asked,” Brown said. “I treated it like a job interview, acting confident and ready to take the role of NHS president with every question.”
Current Treasurer Jenna Knepper (‘21) observed the interviews and speeches that each candidate gave. She expressed the difficulty of choosing between the deserving contenders, as they performed well in their speeches and impressed the current board with their interviews.
“All of the candidates were so amazing,” Knepper said. “They all volunteer so much and lead as amazing examples of NHS, so it was a tough decision. But I think the applicants chosen perfectly reflect what an NHS board member should be.”
The new board members begin their work in leading NHS very soon. The chosen applicants show their excitement to help others in the community and continue honoring NHS. Gabriella Kirsh explains her enthusiasm for the board and the upcoming year.
“I’m excited to work with the other members of the board and to continue to promote serving of our fellow community members,” Kirsh said.
Looking forward to the upcoming year, current NHS board members expect great things from the newly elected board and feel confident to leave their positions in good hands.