Student Council Q&As: Lucy Mclean
Name: Lucy Mclean
1. What position are you running for?
“I am running for Student Council Secretary this year for the junior class of 2023.”
2. Why did you decide to run?
“I decided to run for Student Council because of how much I love the community and [the] amazing group of teachers that come with it. I feel like it’s a way for me to get more involved in the school and give back to my class. There are also so many amazing opportunities that come with Student Council such as Family Promise. Family Promise has been one of my favorite things the past few years because I get to hang out with all the little kids and see families upon families receive gifts and items that will help them for the following months.”
3. What are the main promises of your campaign?
“I feel like the easiest speech to give in Student Council is one where you promise to make the next year great. The problem with this, though, is that many people say that, but do not actually give any specifics to how they will achieve a great next year. I made sure to list attainable goals during my speech, such as simply placing more lunch tables outside. I also mentioned how my goal for next year is class inclusivity. I want to take more class ideas to the Student Council meetings in order to make the feel of all of our class making decisions together, rather than just the select Student Council group.”
4. What are a few things you’ve learned from this experience?
“Every year, I am terrified to give my Student Council speech, yet I give it anyway. I have learned that you should not let things that scare you stop you. And encouraging myself to run for Student Council every year has definitely been worth it. I love the group of teachers and other grades of Student Council that I have met and become close to from being Treasurer freshman year. Also, I have learned how to more effectively communicate with my class. Freshman year, I made my class’s Instagram page and began to post upcoming events on them. In the past few years, I have watched other classes and learned from their pages on how to reach the most people.”
5. What are you most excited to be a part of organizing?
“I probably am most looking forward to Prom. For the past few years, I have watched the upperclassmen plan and decorate for it, and each year, I get more and more excited.”
6. Why should your class vote for you?
“They should vote for me because of my dedication to improving our school and love for being part of the Student Council. I show up to all the Student Council meetings, regardless of if I am even technically on Student Council. By going to meetings, I am able to keep up with what is happening with our school and can spread that information to the rest of my class.”