Being the class president is a time consuming and frustrating position, but it is all worth it. I have been the class president all four years of high school, and although you gain experience, new problems always arise, so you have to develop new skills in handling them. The job is a little easier having great people stand beside you, and respect your decisions. The class officers haven’t changed all through high school and we have had a lot of fun working together. The class office consists of Erin Engel- Vice President, Gabby Antoniceli- Secretary, and Kyle Ryan “Bob”-Treasurer and myself. Also we have had two different sets of advisors through the years; Mrs. Kehune and Mrs. Kime, and after the first year we were lucky to have Mr. Nagy, and then senior year it is Mr. Nagy and Mrs. Riggle.
Fund raising is a big part of the first three years of being class president; it feels like it never ends. As a freshman, we did a lot of food fundraisers; Zap-A-Snack, lollipops, and candy grams. I delivered the candy grams in a Santa suit, and the officers dressed up as elves and reindeer. Sophomore year we sold chocolate, candy grams, catalog items, and a few other things. Junior year was the hardest year of all, because of Prom! That year we set up Powder Puff, and the seniors were nice enough to let us keep all the money, and considering we did all the work, it was the right thing to do. Also, we sold lots of different boxes of chocolates, and once again sold Zap-A-Snack, and a few other items.
Prom was a great experience, but brought myself, Mr. Nagy and the other officer’s lots of stress. Ordering everything we needed was a tough process, and then putting things up and together was even harder. Also, designing the tickets, sending out invitations, picking out he senior gifts, finding the “perfect” tiara for the prom queen, passing out the prom favors, setting up the tables and chairs, locating decorations from nearby stores...
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