Students elect next representatives

Another year, another student council election cycle at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Student Council allows students to campaign for a number of positions that make an impact on decision making in the school.

Student council members have influence in various OPRF events such as homecoming, prom and Tradition of Excellence, a ceremony honoring distinguished alumni. Event planning aside, student council also helps organize fundraising events and spirit days.

Livy Wysockey was elected as next year’s service project coordinator. ¨I wanted to be elected to this position because I thought it would be best suited to my skills and personality,¨ she said. Wysockey seeks to use her position to coordinate projects that focus on environmental issues.

Connor Kitley was elected as the student council secretary. Kitley desired the position so he could bring student ideas to the table and maintain an organized student council. For his campaign, Kitley’s friends wore shirts with his face on them. ¨As Student Council Secretary I hope to bring a new wave of school spirit and especially bring student’s ideas to the table,” said Kitley.

Marin Balaz was elected as the new Student Council board representative. Balaz’s goals for her position at the school are largely focused on making the school a better place for students. “As the board representative, I just want to be there for the student body. I am someone you can come to when you want to see a change in the school,” said Balaz.

Ava Nicholson was elected as the new Student Council President. Nicholson has been seeking this position since her freshman year “because I am dedicated to the students’ needs and will try my hardest to accomplish the goals of students at OPRF,” she said.

Noah Campbell was elected as Student Council vice president. “I want to make a better school for my friends, my classmates and our younger siblings who will come after them. I want them to know a school with strong school spirit, a vibrant community and tons of fun events and traditions.”