2020-2021 student leadership

Rachel Gima, Staff Writer

ASB elections were held virtually from April 16-24 due to the implementation of Emergency Distance Learning and social distancing guidelines.

While the election speech videos had already been recorded in March, school was already operating remotely once campaigning was set to begin.

“Due to shelter in place, elections were dramatically different this year,” incoming ASB President junior Kara Chu said. “We were all at home when campaigning was supposed to start. Instead of posters at school, all campaigning was done through social media.”

After campaigning, the candidates’ election videos were made available on Northwood ASB’s website. Students voted electronically to select the officials, who are eager to step up to their new roles in the fall.

“I’m looking forward to working with people that I love so much to make the rest of the school have a great time,” incoming ASB Vice President junior Lily Freeman said. “Whether it’s VAPA, sports or all of our amazing clubs and other programs, there’s such a diverse range of things that NHS has, and I love how supportive our student body is of the unique and cool things that we do.”

Despite the challenges presented by the uncertain future, the newly elected ASB members are looking forward to doing whatever they can to best serve the school in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

“Since we don’t really know what school events will look like due to COVID-19, I’m ready to adapt to whatever challenges or restrictions we might face,” Chu said. “It’s important to me to still have hype events which show our school spirit and our sense of community!”