Sophie Bolen– Junior Class Vice President

Sophie Bolen-- Junior Class Vice President

Maggie Eldred, Staff Writer

Name: Sophie Bolen

Current Grade: Sophomore

Running for: Junior Class Vice President

Q: Why are you running for Vice President?

A: I am running for VP because I feel that my class needs a fresh voice on student council. I also have a passion for being a voice for others that might not be heard.

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

A:  No. I have always wanted to, but could never run due to previous commitments.

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

A:   I would like to help lead our class into becoming great leaders as we step up to the role of upperclassmen and leave an impression for future classes to look up to.

Q: What separates you from other candidates?

A: I have been to a multitude of other schools outside of FHC, including an environmental school, online school, homeschool groups and a performing arts school. I have the experience to know what works and what does not in a school and for it’s students. I can pull pieces that worked at other schools into our student council and help divert from unsuccessful approaches.

Q: What would you like to change the most?

A: I really want to encourage the merging of arts, academics and athletics. I feel as kids in these three groups can feel segregated and distanced from each other. And when one group succeeds in something the other groups feel less important or neglected. I want to create a class where when one group succeeds, the others can join in on the success and celebration. We are one class after all. All the success is in our school’s name, so why not praise each area equally [because] we’re all in this together. I also want to encourage involvement in my class. I think that the formation of clubs and encouraging the student sections will help us unite as a whole and have a super fun junior year.

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

A:  I am involved with the theater program and hope to join the equestrian team this upcoming year.

Q: What motivated you to run?

A:  I have always wanted to be a voice for our class and this year felt right.

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

A: Culminating our classmates input into creative solutions for FHC.

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

A: Definitely my English teachers, Mr. George and Mrs. DeMeester. They both are very supportive of me outside of school in my endeavors and my success in school. A big part of me is my creative side and English class is a safe place for me to be myself and take risks.