Class Boards: concealed under one title, individually diverse

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Class Boards: concealed under one title, individually diverse

Senior Class Board members share ideas during an early meeting. Here students are discussing ideas for the upcoming senior picnic and graduation.

Senior Class Board members share ideas during an early meeting. Here students are discussing ideas for the upcoming senior picnic and graduation.

Photo by Photo by Sasha Kek

Senior Class Board members share ideas during an early meeting. Here students are discussing ideas for the upcoming senior picnic and graduation.

Photo by Photo by Sasha Kek

Photo by Photo by Sasha Kek

Senior Class Board members share ideas during an early meeting. Here students are discussing ideas for the upcoming senior picnic and graduation.

Niya Katsarska and Sasha Kek

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With four grade levels comes four Class Boards, each one representative of the grade of the students who participate in it. But while they work on the outskirts of action to plan and prepare for events, they are often overlooked and many are unclear of the role they play throughout the school year.

“The difference [between Class Boards] is definitely your main events, or the main things you are scheduled to do or reside over, and complete during your year,” Elana Kraversky, Senior Class Board president, said. ”As you get higher in the classes, you also get more responsibility and more jobs that you have to complete.”

Having worked on all the Class Boards, Kraversky says both Freshmen and Sophomore Class Boards help the Junior and Senior Class Boards with decorations for events “but Junior Class Board is when you get into planning for big events.”

Starting at the beginning of the Class Board pyramid, Freshmen Class Board “basically helps out the juniors and seniors” with decoration for Homecoming and Prom Emily Bartoszuk, Freshmen Class Board co-vice president, says. They also create volunteer opportunities which “allows people to experience different and new things” and raise money for Charity Bash.

“I feel like it [is] a great way to get involved and start getting involved freshmen year because if you make [Class Board] a commitment, it [is] so much fun, but you also meet new people,” Bartoszuk said. “It [is] definitely a good experience and allows people to know more about what [is] going on in the school, especially freshmen.”

Moving up is Sophomore Class Board, who help raise money for the school through several events, but is also “really fun for students to be a part of and take part in the school,” says Kate Wisnionski, Sophomore Class Board officer. They organize volunteer fundraisers that are “really cool because that [is] the kind of stuff I like to do, volunteering,” Wisnionski says.

“I think that Sophomore Class Board helps bring people together, like I met a lot of people through Sophomore Class Board and it [is] really fun to be able to talk to [the members] about similar things and share similar experiences,” Wisnionski said.”Taking part in just being a greater part of the school is really nice, and I feel proud to be in Sophomore Class Board.”

Junior Class Board is mainly in charge of Prom planning and decorating according to  Claire Li, Junior Class Board vice president. They also set up fundraising activities throughout the year.

“I think that Junior Class Board is a great place to be a community, for all students to come together and have a voice and be part of something that is really important because in our school, if you do [not] have a voice, then what is a club for,” Li said.

At the top is Senior Class Board. Kraversky says they help with Homecoming decorations and direct other Class Boards about specific decorative themes. Senior Class Board also makes shirts for Charity Bash and does “a lot of stuff for graduation […] our officers will give the welcome speech and gift speech,” she says.

“We are definitely a way that people can outlet their opinions and outlet their ideas, especially with planning, because people always have something to add or something to change, so every single year we try and take those opinions and better them for the next year,” Kraversky said. “Students look up to Senior Class Board, and all Class Boards, to make improvements.”

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