Chatika Ross: Freshman Class President

Chatika Ross is running for Freshman Class President.

Q: Have you been involved in student government before? If so, how?
A: No.
Q: Why do you want to be elected to student government?
A: Leadership/ Academic Purpose/ Garinger High School Pride and Mission For Success.
Q: How will you reach out and represent ALL students?
A: Attend events for the school, give announcements, visit special events.
Q: What is the advantage of electing you?
A: Strong leader, positive attitude, passion and heart do well.
Q: How much time (in hours) are you able to devote to your elected office?
A: 2-4 hours a week.
Q: How do you think you can help students academically?
A: Share times for tutorials/ Study groups/ Library sessions.
Q: What changes would you like to make?
A: Open
Q: How would you go about making those changes?
A: Open

Homecoming Junior: Kali Coxe

Kali Coxe, junior homecoming candidate
Kali Coxe

Q:  Have you ever been in homecoming court before? If so, when?

No, This is my first experience in homecoming court.

Q: Why should we choose you?

I am a very confident person and I also strive to be the best I can be. The best of Garinger High School (GO! WILDCATS!). I aim to prove that Garinger is more than a “hood school”, we aren’t that at all.  I want to provide a positive impact and look upon my class (2015) as well as the school.

Q: Why do you want to be Homecoming Queen?

I would like to become homecoming queen to help change to public outlook on the school. The choice of my running also involves showing school spirit and being proud to be called a Wildcat.

Q: How do you plan on campaigning for homecoming?

To campaign I am using only my word and the hopes of others,  my flyers and friends. Then on the last day of campaigning I plan to have a special treat for my committed voters and for others as well….so long as they vote.

Q: What makes you different than the other contestants for homecoming?

I’m a completely different person than my lovely components. I try my hardest to run an honest campaign and leave out bribery. If it is meant for me to win, then I will.

Q: What would you say to people who think that the homecoming court is only for popular people?

They are completely wrong. I’m nowhere close to popular and I’m not widely known around school. But, I will say I have made it this far and I don’t plan on stopping now.

Q: How will you represent Garinger in a positive way?

Garinger already has a unattractive reputation. I’m smart and I have a positive outlook on others. The encouragement of my peers to show Garinger’s true colors of intelligence, honesty and school spirit, will most definitely represent Garinger in a positive way. I can’t do it alone.

Q: What does being nominated mean to you?

It means beating a standard. Not a lot of people believe I can do this. Also, it is giving me an opportunity to prove that you don’t have to be popular to be a contestant. This homecoming will most definitely open the doors for others as well

Q: What is your favorite thing about Garinger?

I love Garinger as a whole. The campus is beautiful and a lot of positive things are happening here at Garinger High School. However, my favorite is honestly the band, the incredible amounts of school spirit and fun shown through their energy. GO WILDCATS!!!!

 

Homecoming senior: Kimberly Monge

Homecoming-KimQ: Have you ever been in homecoming court before? If so, when?

A: No, I have not ever been in Homecoming Court before. This is my first time entering.

Q: Why should we choose you?

A: I think that Garinger should choose me to be the next Senior Homecoming Queen 2013. I am patient and understanding and know the meaning of leadership and sacrifice, showing integrity, determination and passion for what I am going to be able to do if chosen.

Q: Why do you want to be Homecoming Queen?

A: Running for Senior Homecoming Queen 2013 is helping me to communicate with new people and build my self-esteem. The role has enabled me to become more confident in who I am, while also allowing me to meet and build relationships with so many of my peers.

Q: How do you plan on campaigning for homecoming?

A: My idea for campaigning for homecoming is by showing my love of baking by making cookies and sharing them. I also will give away Snickers, hang posters in each building and post on social networks.

Q: What makes you different than the other contestants for homecoming?

A: Something that makes me different than the other contestants for homecoming is that this is my first year coming to GHS, yet my last year of high school. I am proud of myself to be here and build my confidence because this is my first time entering. I am a respectful and dependable young lady.

Q: What would you say to people who think that the homecoming court is only for popular people?

A: I think that Homecoming Court is not only for popular people. In my opinion, homecoming is where every girl can participate. Your race and popularity does not matter; it is for everyone to join in. I think that everyone deserve a chance, his or her voice needs to be heard. People may think that the homecoming queens are people who are popular, meaning they are liked or admired by many people. I know that I am not popular or well recognized. I am a shy, timid girl, but I want to break out of my shell and meet new people.

Q: How will you represent Garinger in a positive way?

A: I would like to represent Garinger in a positive way by being a positive role model at school by putting and end to littering, vandalism and bullying. I love giving advice to people about daily life.

Q: What does being nominated mean to you?

A: I’m honored to be nominated for Senior Homecoming Queen because I know it will help me build my confidence 🙂

Q: What is your favorite thing about Garinger?

A: My favorite thing about Garinger High School is it is an historic school with a valuable and interesting past. This is my last year, and I want to cherish enjoyable memories.

Nadazia Price: Freshman Vice President

Q: What position do you want?

A: I want to be vice president.

Q: Have you been in Student Council before?

A: No, I have not been in council before.

Q: Why do you want to be in Student Council?

A: I want to be in student government because I believe I can help make a difference.

Q: What inspired you to do this?

A: My family and school inspired me to do this.

Q: What is the advantage of electing you?

A: The advantage of electing me is that ninth grade will have a smart and great leader.

Q: What are your goals as a council member?

A:  My goals for student council are to make education and helping others fun and to encourage other people to do the right thing.

Q: How do you think you can help the students academically?

A: I think I could help students academically by having tutorials or study hall to help students get help they need.

Q: What changes would you like to make?

A: I would like to have field trips and  a concession stand, and raise money to donate to a breast cancer foundation. Have more pep rallies and help the poor.

Q: How would you go about making those changes?

A: I will make more changes by having fundraisers to raise money and raffles.

Q: How will you get people to elect you? (How would you campaign?)

A: I will get people to elect me by hanging up posters, giving out candy, telling people my ideas and plans.

Tyri Rutland-Wilson: Executive Council Vice President

Q: What position do you want?

A: Executive council vice president.

Q: Have you been in Student Council before?

A: I have participated in student council for all three previous years of high school.

Q: Why do you want to be in Student Council?

A: I am a very innovative person and I always find it that my ideas are a great contribution when in student council.

Q: What inspired you to do this?

A:  The idea of being able to put my ideas together with other students’ to make something great!

Q: What is the advantage of electing you?

A: As the executive council vice president, I can assure the student body that I will work diligently to execute all reasonable wants and needs.

Q: What are your goals as a council member?

A: Generally, to serve as a liaison between students and officials as well as leading the student body while providing numerous opportunities.

Q: How do you think you can help the students academically?

A: Students deserve that one-on-one connection with their teachers; therefore I would try to implement extra tutoring sessions as well as more involvement with social networks for out-of-school communication.

Q: What changes would you like to make?

A: I would like to mend the communication bridge between students and officials, and provide more opportunities for students to offer up their ideas for future decisions. I would also like to plan a senior class trip!

Q: How would you go about making those changes?

A: First, I would hold meetings with the necessary officials to discuss what actions should be taken, then I would devote my time to take those actions and turn our wants into reality!

Q: How will you get people to elect you? (How would you campaign?)

A: Social network, posters, and simply letting the students know why I am the perfect candidate for the job!

Dre’Quan Gibson: Senior Class President

Gibson
Gibson

Q: What position do you want?
A:  Senior class president.
Q: Have you been in Student Council before?
A: No, I have not, but in the 8th grade, I was the class leader at Marie G. Davis.
Q: Why do you want to be in Student Council?
A: I want to be in student council because it will help me increase my leadership skills and help me get more involved with my peers thoughts, wants and issues here around Garinger High School.
Q: What inspired you to do this?
A: My peers.  Peers need people’s voices and that is why I am running.
Q: What is the advantage of electing you?
A: An advantage of electing me is making the students feel comfortable around Garinger –  letting them know we are one big family here at this school and that their issues matter to me.
Q: What are your goals as a council member?
A: My goal as a council member is to work hard with other council members to make sure 2013-2014 is a great school year, to make sure it is successful in academics and more.
Q: How do you think you can help the students academically?
A: By pushing students to take control of their learning. Make it to the point where it is the best for you. I would love to see a very high passing rate for Garinger High School and a higher graduation rate.
Q: What changes would you like to make?
A:  As of right now, there is not so much I would change. I will try to fight for a change with the morning process, because the quad area is cool and all but there are students who have to ask teachers questions in the morning or something. In my opinion that is too strict for high school students, making us sit in that one area.
Q: How would you go about making those changes?
A: Start a petition, have meetings with administrators about the situation, anything that I feel is useful to help.
Q: How will you get people to elect you? (How will you campaign?)
A: Promotion, Promotion, Promotion! It is all about socializing with EVERYONE. Letting people know that I am a good fit for the job and I will fight for any troubles they are having.

Claudia Martinez: Freshman Class Secretary

Martinez
Martinez

Q: What position do you want?

A: Secretary.

Q: Have you been in Student Council before?

A: No.

Q: Why do you want to be in Student Council?

A: I feel like I have a place in student council. I want to make good changes to the school, and I just want to be involved with the school.

Q: What inspired you to do this?

A: My friend is in it and I thought it would look good in a college application. It would also be fun.

Q: What is the advantage of electing you?

A: I am really neat, I take good notes I am very friendly and I will always get the job done no matter how hard it is. I am also bilingual. 🙂

Q: What are your goals as a council member?

A: I have school spirit, leadership and I have respect for all the people in school. I will respect and view their values.

Q: How do you think you can help the students academically?

A: Have celebrations or encourage students to do well on tests and if they do, we can have dances or parties.

Q: What changes would you like to make?

A: Lunch times, make school more organized more involved, change Garinger’s image.

Q: How would you go about making those changes?

A: More fund raisers. School involvement in the community. If I am elected, I will listen to everyone’s ideas and concerns.

Q: How will you get people to elect you? (How would you campaign?)

A: Not answered.