by Sara Wolf
Student Government elections at BHS were held on Friday, September 2, and the elected officers are already busy at work for the upcoming school year’s activities. The student body elected new junior, sophomore, and freshman class officers while the senior officers remained president Henry Wong, vice president Jessica Zacharias, secretary Nate Hypes and treasurer Harris Norton. When asked what students had to look forward to from the officers this year, Wong said, “The main responsibility of those in student government is to plan some awesome school dances and that’s exactly what they’re going to get! Those of us in student government will also make sure to keep school spirit at an all time high!” Wong also said he was excited to see the turnout at homecoming, excited to plan the senior t-shirt, and to reflect on the class in his speech at graduation.
The junior class elected Mia Zapata president, Eva Hanson vice president, Meghan Malas and Savannah Briley co-secretaties, and Keion Driscoll treasurer. Zapata says she is most excited to plan prom in the spring. She also assures that the junior class has a lot to look forward to their senior year, saying, “I want to try and do new senior activities and make it a great last year.”
The sophomore class elected Tyler Dreischarf president, Drew Ward vice president, Sara Wolf secretary, and Sara Rogers treasurer. When asked what he is most excited about this year, Dreischarf responded, “I look forward to building unity between classes and between all students, through helping with spirit weeks and encouraging other activities.” He also said, “[Students] can look forward to well-planned dances and spirit weeks, as well as other events that go beyond the usual responsibilities of student government.”
The freshman class elected Caden Barr president, Mackenzie Pittman vice president, Emmalee Hutson secretary and Josh Hypes treasurer. Barr explained that he is most excited to learn from the upperclassmen in student government and to do different things to make the first year of high school great for his classmates. He said, “[Students] can look forward to amazing things that we are working hard to create! They can also look forward to a team that is working hard so that we can all have a great time this year!”
Student government has met twice so far. They are in the process of planning homecoming, which will be on October 8, and are planning all of homecoming’s activities alongside the dance itself.