Freshmen elect new class representatives

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Freshman Luke Walsh speaks to the class of 2023. (Photo by Jacques Abou-Rizk)

David Feng

The class of 2023 elected its student government Thursday, Oct. 3, during e-block in the auditorium. 

The class elected freshman Aidan Kizito for president. Luke Andrews, Clara Lake, Maria Sofronova, Luke Walsh, and Cathy Zhao won the co-vice presidency. Freshmen also elected Asha Bohnert, Kiran Cremer, and Sophia Manzella for SFA, with Ella Reid as an alternative.

According to Kizito, he ran “for the people,” and one of his goals for the class is “to raise the most money and make my time as president fun for the class.”

Many students during their speeches added that they want to incorporate new and different fundraising techniques.

“They’re not going to be normal events,” said Sofronova. “They’re going to be something fun.”

Andrews said, “We need new and creative ideas that will work, not just the typical bake sale,” he said.

According to Sofronova, another goal is to help students relieve stress through school events.

“School can be really stressful, and I want to have some fun events that the class would be able to do,” she said.

This year, because only three people ran for vice president, the second and third place class presidents became vice presidents, according to Sofronova. 

A highlight during the elections was when Freshman Griffin Hoeschele, who ran for president, went onstage and ate an onion instead of giving a speech.