Paityn Wedder– Senior Class President


Abby Scutch, Staff Writer

Name: Paityn Wedder

Current Grade: 11th

Running for Senior Class President

Q: Why are you running for Senior Class President?

A: This is our grade’s last chance to come together as one. Even though we haven’t collectively put our all into everything the past three years, our senior year is undefined, and I want to change the way we think about school spirit.

Q: Have you ever run for anything in previous years?

A: Last year, I was the Junior class treasurer.

Q: What impact would you like to have on FHC?

A: To have the Class of 2017 remembered in a positive way, but more importantly, to have our grade become more connected.

Q: What separates you from other candidates?

A: Student council has been something I have been passionate about since the beginning of high school. I have lots of experience from the countless lip syncs, floats, Winterfest sculptures, lip dubs, dances, and fundraisers I’ve helped put together, and I was a member of Student Council last year. Not all candidates have been involved, but especially as motivated, for as long as I have.

Q: What would you like to change the most?

A: Our class is beyond talented individually, but by the end of senior year, I would love to see our grade come together and become united before heading off in our own directions for college. We can accomplish so much more as a whole than by ourselves.

Q: What other things are you involved in at FHC?

A: I am a member of NHS and currently a captain on the Dance Team.

Q: What motivated you to run?

A: Student council is something I have always enjoyed, and I believe I have what it takes to move up to a higher position and be a leader of our class. In the past, our grade has lacked motivation and school spirit; senior year is the year we’ll remember the most, so it is definitely time for a change.

Q: What is the most valuable characteristic within yourself that will help you run?

A: My dedication. If elected, this is something I’ll take very seriously and commit my time to like I already have in years in the past. I know how important senior year is to everyone, and would love to have a positive impact by making it one to remember.

Q: What teacher has influenced you the most during high school?

A: The teacher who has influenced me most throughout high school is Ms. Butler. I’ve had a class with her the past three years and will have a fourth this fall. We share a love for science, and she encouraged me to go on the Galapagos trip last summer which was so fun. She helped me with my application to the Island School which was a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, has written me multiple letters of recommendation, and is overall a really nice person.