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Elections reveal new ASB officials

The newly elected ASB President, Junior Maggie O’Callaghan, talks to Senior Camden Criesco. Photo by McKenna Hisaw

Debuted on February 15 over social media, the Associated Student Body, more widely known as ASB, has announced next year’s officers to Bear River leadership.

Activities and Leadership Director Matt MacDonald introduced our new student officers, all of whom are leadership students.

“Our new officers are Maggie O’Callahan as our president, our Vice President is Brittney Rogers, our Secretary is Maddie Templeton, and then our treasurer is Dylan Sinclair,” he said.

Mr. MacDonald also added what he expects out of the new officers.

“We have pretty high expectations,” he said. “They need to represent the student body at, not just on campus, but in the community … The most important thing is they need to be able to be like a sounding board for the student body and be an advocate for them.”

“I feel like they should be accepting, open-minded, and willing to adapt to other people’s perspectives,” Senior Bella Batula, this years’ ASB President, said when asked what she expects out of the new officers. “Pretty much just focus on what the students want; not just their own opinions and what they want … I think it’s about the whole entire student body.”

Batula also voiced how she thinks the newly elected president will fare with the responsibility.  

“We were talking about the extra leadership class, and the input she gave us really shows she has a good grasp on people and has a good idea on what to expect next year,” she said. “I think that she’s going to do a good job.”

Typically, the leadership officers have a plan in mind that they will go the extra mile to complete. Maggie O’Callahan, a junior and the recently elected ASB president, expressed what she is hoping to do to improve our community.

“I definitely want to hit all the groups at Bear River,” she said. “Sometimes it can be a little stereotypical, and so I just want to bring everybody in together … I’m super excited to see everybody who wants to help make Bear River a better place.”

 Junior Brittany Rogers, the newly elected ASB Vice President, explained what motivated her to run for the position.

“I decided to run for Vice President because I really enjoy Bear River and I want to help make changes for the better,” she said. “I am hoping to improve Bear River by getting the entire school involved in events and increasing our spirit. I want the students to want to come to school each day rather than having to go.”

Batula explained about the paths ASB took to try to get the poll to everyone, despite some students not owning social media.

“I definitely feel like there is a disconnection, but I also think that we did our best to get the links out there,” she said. “We used social media as a way to get the links to people, but people still have their Chromebooks and computers … for the students to be able to vote via google forms.”

Batula also explained what she felt the new officers should take into consideration.

“I feel like this year we did a very good job with getting everybody connected a bit more,” she said. “I feel like freshman were far more connected this year than they have been in the past, so it’s kind of just keeping that going and understanding that communication is a really big aspect of getting people involved.”

Mr. MacDonald emphasized what the newly elected officers should take into consideration.

“The number one thing is to take as much input as you can from everybody,” he said. “People that are on the executive council, people who are in the leadership class, (and) people outside of leadership class.”

“Every year has its turmoil, so I’m excited to see what they do,” Batula said.

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