Student Council Q&A- Elena Nasser


Name: Elena Nasser

Grade: Sophomore

1.) Why did you decide to run for Trustee?

“I love being involved in student government, and I have been almost every year since fifth grade. I love being able to make good things happen in our school, and this year, I wanted a position where I don’t have traditional responsibilities like Treasurer and Secretary do. That way, I can devote my time to being the voice of the people; it sounds cheesy, but I truly do want to be the go-between for students and the Student Council. If there are things that you want to see happen or change, I want to be the one you know you can come to, knowing that I will do everything in my power to make it happen.”

2.) What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

“I hope to have an incredible junior year! I want to unite the Class of 2019, making our Homecoming incredible and winning the senior challenges. For Prom, I want it to be a magical night. In order to make it absolutely incredible, I have several fundraising ideas that would benefit the entire student body, such as selling Pura Vida bracelets in FHC colors and making agreements with local food vendors for lunches’ if you want to know more, you’ll just have to vote for me!”

3.) If you could push for one change at FHC, what would it be?

“I would make it easier for students to get involved with Student Council activities, like planning Prom and Homecoming. I want to get everyone involved.”

4.) What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?

“At FHC, I am extremely involved in the theatre department. Acting and performing are a huge part of my life, and theatre class is often the highlight of my day. Outside of school, I was recently elected president of my youth group at church, and I have big plans for the coming year. I also take ballet lessons at Ada Dance Academy.”

5.) What traits do you think successful leaders possess?

“I think true leaders need to have many abilities.They need to know when to lead, and when to follow [and] let others lead. Nobody wants to work under a dictator; they want to work with someone who cooperates. Also, leaders need to know how to listen to ideas and advice. No one can do it all alone, and no one should. The only way anything truly good can be done is through teamwork. They need to be organized, patient, willing to learn, and able to unite their followers. Also, having a positive attitude no matter what! That can really make a difference.”

6.) Anything else you would like to say to potential voters?
“There’s no denying that FHC is great, academically. The biggest fault, I think, is that we are not as cohesive as we could be. If elected, I would like to bring us together [and] unite us, making the student environment even better, with everyone participating and everyone’s voices heard.”