What is the first thing you will do as student body president?
If I am appointed student body president, the first thing I will do is to create a semi-formal interviewing process of the student body to gather from everyone a sense of what they want to happen to improve their Gilman experience. In order to be successful at my job, it would be imperative for me to have a system by which I can maintain an understanding of what the student body needs and wants as time goes by. Based on this information, I would then be able to move forward with actualizing the wishes of the people.
What makes you different from the other candidates?
In many ways, the five candidates are the same. We all have past experience in positions of leadership and we are all committed to making a difference in our small community. I would say that I differ from the other candidates simply because I have come from different education systems from across the country and had experiences with leadership that I feel have given me a unique perspective on what it means to serve a school in this capacity.
What do you love most about Gilman?
I have always had an affinity for the driving idea behind the Gilman experiment. The mission to create a community of boys who accompany each other along the path to manhood; The empirical development of a true brotherhood. What we have here is something special, an opportunity to grow up in a way that few others get to experience. I am grateful every day that I am able to prosper in such an environment.
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Why should the student body vote for you?
As freshman class president of Mililani High School, I learned a lot about how much of an impact the position of school president can have on a student body. Given the opportunity, I really feel as though I could help everyone in our community to have a fulfilling high school experience. I have spent the last two years in Gilman learning about what makes our community great and contemplating what things come together to make it as it is. Given my tendency to engage in this type of intensive retrospection, I feel that I would be well equipped to continue the growth of our Gilman legacy. At the end of the day, however, I strongly believe that each member of the student body should vote for the candidate who they feel will be able to best help their individual Gilman experience and strengthen our community.