Turning in applications, making original posters, and posting on social media are all part of the process in which students at Crescenta Valley High school engage to win the ASB (Associated Student Body) election in April every year. Just as in previous years, the 2017 candidates are seeking to become elected to next school year’s ASB, which serves to organize school events and other activities on campus.
The CVHS ASB usually meets during second period and organizes events such as the three big assemblies that are held annually in order to entertain students. ASB also organizes school spirit week, prom, and homecoming. Additionally, ASB makes sure that school clubs are on track and running smoothly, supports sport teams, and makes posters to bolster school spirit.
Even though there is a lot of work and commitment required for ASB, a considerable amount of students still run for office. For example, Sophia James, the current sophomore secretary for ASB, comments to JSR, “Personally, I ran for ASB because I love making a difference. I’m really passionate about making school a fun, safe place for all types of students. I ran for ASB to give every individual student at CV a voice and help share the opinions of my peers.”
Students who run for ASB have different ways of campaigning. Since the election is based on popularity, students try their best to appeal to the largest amount of students. For instance, Sophia James says, “I campaigned my ideas and made cookies with my slogan on them.” Students make posters and propaganda, and post them around the halls and classrooms. They also have friends to help them advertise by having them post on social media. Usually right before the election occurs, students bring food like cookies and candies as part of their campaigns.
Being part of ASB is an honor for everyone and hopefully most of the people are satisfied with the results of the election.