By: Ciara McAuliffe — Managing Editor
On Friday, October 22, Sharon High School freshman, class of 2025, elected its executive planning board—Class President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian. The executive planning board collaborates to plan class events and raise funds.
Out of the seven candidates who ran for Class President, Kiran Koster won the majority of votes. “I’m so honored to have been elected. There were many incredible candidates running, and I’m extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity,” said Koster.
Koster brings valuable experience to the table. “I’ve been involved with student government beginning in sixth grade, when I was elected team representative. In seventh and eighth graph, I served as a student council officer,” said Koster. She says that these positions developed her love for student government and transformed her into a great leader.
Ava Jacobson will fill the role of Vice-President. She also brings experience having been a student council officer in middle school. Jacobson says that having served this role during a COVID year allowed her to become an excellent problem solver. “I will improve the connection between the student government and student body by listening to your voices,” said Jacobson.
Rohith Raghavan will take on the role of Treasurer. “I served as a peer leader and student council representative for my team in middle school,” said Raghavan. He also says he hopes to make it easier for students to share their voices.
Lauren McLoughlin will serve as Secretary. Aside from her student council experience in middle school, McLoughlin also cites leadership experience from coaching a girls U13 lacrosse team. “The most important quality I possess is my willingness to listen and accept my peers’ ideas even if they don’t mirror my own. I will make it my mission to create events and fundraisers that will shape our freshman year into a year to remember,” said McLoughlin.
Finally, Aasim Ahmad, who ran unopposed, will fill the role of Historian. Ahmad says he hopes to improve the participation of school functions and to make students feel welcome at SHS.
The freshman class will soon elect ten additional students to serve on the regular planning board. “I trust that my classmates will elect extremely qualified candidates,” said Koster.