Student body election results announced for 2016-2017 school year

New StuCo student leaders look forward to making changes


By Britton Nelson

On Wednesday, April 20 StuCo candidates for the 2016-2017 school election wait in the broadcast room before giving their live speeches.

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

Freshman, sophomores and juniors voted in the annual student body elections on Wednesday, April 20 to decide the student body president, vice president, treasurer and secretary for the 2016-2017 school year. The results are as follows:

President: junior Brady Rolig

Vice President: junior Collin Petigna

Secretary: junior Mariana Cruz

Treasurer: sophomore Bella Hadden

The opposing presidential candidate was junior Tom McClain, the opposing vice presidential candidate was sophomore Durga Jambunathan and the opposing treasurer candidate was junior Emma Wilhoit. Cruz ran unopposed.

Being student body president is a goal Rolig has had throughout high school and achieving this goal is a rewarding accomplishment.

“It’s something that I’ve wanted to do ever since freshman year and as I went throughout high school and saw [past presidents] leading our school, I’ve wanted to do it,” Rolig said. “It was really exciting [to achieve this goal].”

Petigna hopes to make changes next year, his top goal being to implement a formal winter dance, an idea that has been considered for multiple years.

“I was super excited and very shocked when I won because this race was a lot tighter than it was last year,” Petigna said. “Next year I’m looking forward to working with StuCo and I really want to get a formal WPA dance, or a semi-formal dance.”

Rolig also looks forward to the potential impact he can make on the school and its students but is unsure of what this change will be. Past StuCo members have been an inspiration for change.

“A few years before I was at Mill Valley, StuCo completely changed the cell phone policy, so I want StuCo to work together and make some big change next year,” Rolig said. “I don’t know what it’s gonna be yet but I hope we all work together and implement a new idea.”

Elections for incoming sophomore, junior and senior classes will take place before the end of the school year, specific dates will be announced soon. Incoming freshman class elections will take place at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.


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