Student Council Overview

Below is a student-written article featured in the latest issue of The Tie, Saint Joseph Prep Boston's student newspaper.

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by Luisa Ocampo '23

 

Room 446—At SJP, the Student Council serves as the backbone for event planning. Some of the tasks that Student Council is in charge of organizing and preparing are: pep rallies, homecoming dance, International Student Thanksgiving, field day, and many other activities that are meant to bring the community together. Additionally, Student Council serves as a good practice for students to learn more about how to practice democracy. Each student is allowed to vote for the candidate that they believe will be a good leader.

The process of becoming a member of Student Council begins with a brief meeting led by Ms. Guidoux, our new Student Council proctor. At this meeting, the application process and the responsibilities are some of the things that would be discussed. After filling out the application, the student will have an interview with Ms. Guidoux. One of the final steps for being elected for Student Council is to make a speech that will be directed to the class, in which your goal is to convince your classmates as to why you are a good candidate and why you should be elected to be a member of Student Council. After these speeches are given the class then will vote for the people that they believe will be a good fit for the roles within Student Council. 

I have been fortunate to participate in Student Council for two consecutive years. I was elected as one of the Junior class representatives, as well as the Senior class president. One of my favorite events to plan is the International Student Thanksgiving Dinner. During this event, guests play many fun games like Corn Hole and giant Connect 4, as well as partake of the delicious food prepared by students, parents and faculty. This is also a great opportunity for students to socialize with their fellow classmates and teachers. 

If you ever have any questions or suggestions for possible activities, feel free to reach out to the elected Student Council members! 

Here’s a list of the 2022-2023 STUCO members:

Student Body President: Jeneen “Gigi” Shokri

Student Body Vice President: Maeve Reardon

Student Body Secretary: Brenna Daly

Student Body Treasurer: Brooke Williams

Senior Class

President: Luisa Ocampo

Vice President: John D’Eramo

Representatives: Emmaline Nolan and Olivia Dixon

Junior Class:

President: Aine Flynn

Vice President: Bella Wright

Representatives Katelyn Murphy and Lukas Binggeli

Sophomore Class:

President: Nina Strapps

Vice President: Nik Joannidis 

Representatives: Megan Graf and Adriana Norfeldt

Freshman Class: 

President: Parker Willard

Vice President: Arianna Leal 

Representative: Rafaella Djambou and Chlory Lamerique