Hettinger School holds student elections

Election season was in full swing this week at Hettinger Public School. A select few achievement-driven students attempted to persuade their peers to elect them onto the 2019-2020 student council.  
Frank Turner
acrnews@countrymedia.net

Every candidate stood behind a podium at the center of the school gym and highlighted their vision of how they would change the school for the better if elected.
The candidates in the 2019-2020 student council election are as follows:

President:
Mason DeFoe
Ty Warbis
Vice President:
Josh Dix
Carolyn Schultz
Secretary:
Sidra Sadowsky
Naomi Salazar
Historian:
Miami Pekas
Katrina Poss
Parliamentarian:
Sydney Ellingson
Peyton Tuhy
All students involved in the election managed the public speaking with ease. Every candidate covered their relevant previous experiences and explained how they would improve the future of the school.
In their speeches, the candidates touched on a wide variety of goals.
Vice presidential candidate Josh Dix campaigned for new Bluetooth printers in the computer lab and library. He also suggested the creation of a high school student lounge for students with good grades.
Carolyn Schultz also ran for vice president, expressing her goals of increasing community involvement in the school and securing more test preparation and study days for significant tests like the ACT and SAT.
Presidential candidate Mason DeFoe focused mainly on updating technology. DeFoe’s agenda included new Bluetooth printers and charging stations for phones and laptops.
While DeFoe focused on new technology, his opponent, Ty Warbis, highlighted the need for more rewards for successful academics.
After the candidates concluded their speeches, the entire student body voted on who should represent them in the student council.
The results for the 2019-2020 student council are as follows:
President:
Mason DeFoe
Vice President:
Carolyn Schultz
Secretary:
Sidra Sadowsky
Treasurer:
Alyssa Andress
Historian:
Miami Pekas
Parliamentarian:
Peyton Tuhy
 Regardless of the results, the elections were beneficial for every student involved. Candidates had an opportunity to express their ideas and practice public speaking. The students of Hettinger Public School made it clear that the future of their school is heading in the right direction. Congratulations to the new Student Council!