SCA and class elections begin


Sophomore Ruoming Shen explains why she thinks she should be SCA secretary in her campaign speech, available on her campaign website.

SCA and class elections for the 2021-2022 school year began on March 26. Students can vote for representatives of their graduating class and for SCA representatives.

“The student government representatives come up with various projects and promote student activities for members of their class. Elections are a way of using your voice to select those leaders,” said physical education teacher and student activities assistant Michael Pollock.

Students will be able to vote online through a form provided by their counselor.

“We are doing online voting using a Google form. Ocean Lakes has been using this method in previous years,; however, this year, it has become a welcome tool given our scenario,” said Pollock.

Students can learn about each candidate by viewing their speeches and visiting their campaign websites which are also provided by their counselor.

“Students should consider the content of the election speeches. Taking the time to listen to what people are saying tells a lot about who they are as a person and how they might approach tasks regarding the role they wish to be elected for,” said SCA presidential candidate Chelsea Agyei. “I also believe students should pay attention to campaign sites and how each candidate presents themselves because that can tell you a lot about their character and the way they would lead your class or school-wide activities.”

Voting will close at 12:00 p.m. on Fri., April 2. and the results will be announced the same day.

“Every vote matters and determines who will lead each position of the organization. Overall, the student body decides the leaders for the following school year,” said SCA presidential candidate Kaitlyn Hertz.