By Lorna Baxley
It’s time to give a warm welcome to the new members of West High’s Student Council! Voting took place on Thursday, Sept. 17, and the new members are already starting to work together to make changes and better the school. Congratulations to everyone who ran!
President: Emmalee Stubblefield
Emmalee ran against KyLee Bales, Zelya Elkins, Destiny Fanney, and Abigail Harold. Emmalee, a senior, is the current president of West High’s beta club, and has participated in Mrs. Bowen’s Scholars’ Bowl Team for several years now. She’s extremely active in her church and youth group, as well as being a member of the advanced choir here at West. This is her second year on the Student Council. Congratulations, Emmalee!
Vice President: Cayden Keltgen
Cayden ran against Yakelin Hernandez and Audrey Rayne Quagliato.
Cayden is a very active member of West High’s Speech and Debate team. He has participated in several national-level events, as well as winning many events at the local-level. Currently, he’s the high-point Junior on the team, which means that, because of how much work he’s put it in and things he’s accomplished, he’ll be specially recognized on Honors Day. Cayden has also completed several AP Classes in the past, which proves him to be a responsible and driven person. Congratulations, Cayden!
Secretary: Hayden Howard
Hayden ran unopposed for Secretary. Hayden is a senior at West High who was on the student council last year as well. She is an active member of her church and is practicing with a collegiate debate team; she’s also spoken in front of the school board on multiple occasions regarding the support for arts programs, life skills classes, and the encouragement of creative thinking in the classroom. She spends lots of her time volunteering with disabled children, and wants to be a special education teacher in the future! Congratulations, Hayden.
Treasurer: Lilliana Roberts
Lilliana ran unopposed for Treasurer. Lilliana is in the Hamblen County Youth Leadership Program. She’s also the Beta Club Secretary, and is very active in the Community Fellowship in Christ Church. She is in both the advanced choir at West High, as well as the Singsations A Cappella group. A hard-working student, she is also a member of the National Honor Society and competed in the Carson Newman math competition, placing 10th. Congratulations, Lilliana!
In addition to the executive officers, the class officers for each grade were chosen as well. The voting was held on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Freshman Class Officers
President: Aarya Patel Vice President: Kasiah Shelton
Secretary: Bianca Gama Dos Santos Historian: Isabella Swanson Representatives: Ashton Keith Oakley and Makenzie Talton
Sophomore Class Officers
President: John Statzer
Vice President: Austin Hayes Secretary: Michaela Sigler
Historian: Alma Hernandez Lopez
Representatives: Joseph Parrott and Emma Way
Junior Class Officers
President: Matthew Hart
Vice President: Alexie Cowan
Secretary: Brynne Eskew
Historian: Ruby Pergason
Representatives: Ellie Howard, Will Hunley, and Katie McCoige
Senior Class Officers
President: Jaiden Picardi
Vice President: Owen Becker
Secretary: Brooklyn Chance
Historian: Dallas Lindsey
Representatives: Sheena Frampton, Landon Jacome-Mendez, Faith Kubis, and Kamryn Odom
Congratulations to everyone! All of West High looks forward to the changes the new student council will bring.