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ASB elections continue despite school closures

 Despite school cancelations, ASB executive elections will still be held virtually on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. via a Google Form sent through student email accounts. Voters will decide who will lead Inglemoor’s ASB, therefore deciding how the student body will be run next year. 

Meet your ASB President candidates for the 2020-2021 school year

 Despite school cancelations, ASB executive elections will still be held virtually on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. via a Google Form sent through student email accounts. Voters will decide who will lead Inglemoor’s ASB, therefore deciding how the student body will be run next year. 

 

Khushveen Kaur fights for stronger sense of community 

Representation and inclusivity are key factors in junior Khushveen Kaur’s campaign for ASB president. In her campaign video, she shows the vast amount of activities that she is involved in, from varsity sports to marching band, proving her dedication to positivity throughout the student body. She said that her passion for ASB and leadership will help her promote connectivity between students.

Kaur said she is running for ASB president because she wants to make lasting changes to the school that will positively impact the community.

If she were elected, Kaur would work to improve recognition, cultural diversity, community outreach and inclusivity. One of her goals is to rework LINK day.

“Instead of ripping up a dollar bill or singing songs with freshmen, I want to show Lip Dub and have clubs come in to promote themselves,” said Kaur. 

She said she also wants to play GMI features of sports games to get freshmen more excited about the coming year.

Kaur said she also wants to increase recognition and support of teachers, sports and clubs. She said she plans to implement this by holding more fundraisers to support sports, promoting club fundraisers more and through community service projects that include the whole school.

“Making sure there’s fifth-quarters after football games or having ice cream socials after games would be really important.” said Kaur, “Community service projects would promote inclusivity and gratuity among students.”

Kaur said that she wants to promote support of the whole student body as much as possible. Recognition for all students’ accomplishments is one of the more important parts of her campaign, she said.

“Whether it’s the smallest club or the most popular sport or anything in between, I want to make sure that everyone feels included,” Kaur said.

In a campaign video released by Inglemoor ASB, Kaur asked a variety of students what they wanted from her and then completed their requests. She said that this was a demonstration of how she plans to lead Inglemoor if she were elected.

“As you can see, I’m not just a sayer, I’m a doer,” Kaur said. “If you vote for me, I’ll bring real change to Inglemoor High School.”

 

 

Sava Gebhardt advocates for positive culture change

Junior and presidential candidate Sava Gebhardt is fighting for positive change to school culture with his campaign. He said he decided to run because he feels his goal of an attitude change for the school can be made directly through student involvement.

Sava said that ASB and the student body will both take steps to improve school participation  because of actions that ASB leaders can take to make students feel more included.

“I’m going to start with little, minor, positive changes around the school such as giving out small candies with notes from [ASB] and more uplifting morning announcements,” Gebhardt said. “The rest, I think, will happen naturally. Gradually, I feel kids will start attending more events and clubs the more that they are talked about.”

He said he believes that students can take these strides on their own without heavy teacher involvement.

“The changes I am looking to make will be able to be done by the student body ourselves,” Gebhardt said. “We won’t have to rely on the district or teachers to make them happen for us.”

Gebhardt also said that he wants to implement more fundraisers to support the school. He said that smaller fundraisers like car washes and bake sales would be instrumental in the success of extracurricular activities that don’t have the support of the whole student body.

“Clubs or sports who feel they need more funds could pick a fundraiser or two from a list. It would be up to them to organize it and buy the materials, but the fundraisers themselves would be promoted by ASB,” Gebhardt said. “The money made from these mini-fundraisers would go directly to the club or sport that sponsored it. This way clubs and sports could be more elaborate and fun as well as [gaining] more recognition.”

This is not a change, necessarily, but he said he aims to streamline the process of fundraising. 

All in all, Gebhardt said he wants to help make the student body feel proud to go to Inglemoor through recognition, fundraising and uplifting messages throughout the school.

“Getting kids excited about going [to sporting events] or participating,” Gedhardt said, “that’s the culture change I want.”

 

 

Other Position Candidates:

Vice President: Lena Shanafelt and Lexi James

Treasurer: Courtney Cho

Secretary: Open

Clubs and Activities Rep: Claire Brix

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Rory Knettles, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Senior Rory Knettles is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nordic News for the 2020-2021 school year. Through Nordic, she wants to inform the school community about important events in the world and highlight outstanding students at Inglemoor. She also aims to guide the newspaper and website to the best version of itself that it can be. Outside of Nordic, she can be found working on her IB diploma, president of FBLA, as an executive officer of DECA and a member of the track team at Inglemoor. Her passions include but are not limited to literature, journalism and marketing. 

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