Due to the pandemic, class elections were slightly different from other years. Speeches were given via Zoom with all the advisories in their respective homerooms. After the candidates gave their speeches, a google form was sent out with ranked voting of each candidate, a method that was newly implemented this year. Students ranked the candidates in their order of preference, and if a single candidate did not garner more than 50% of the 1st place votes, the process would move to 2nd place votes to continue sorting the candidates until one had a 50% majority. In this way, elections were supposed to capture a more accurate representation of the form’s overall opinion and serve as a logistically more effective method of getting votes quicker due to the online voting format.
Results are as follows: In Form I, Will Achtmeyer and Nathan Zhang were elected as the President and Vice President respectively. In Form II, Evan Dresser and Sam Caulfield were elected as the President and Vice President, and Christopher McEvoy as the Senator. In Form III, James Mullowney and Nolan Bibbo were elected as the President and Vice President, and Zachary Khozozian as the Senator. In Form IV, John Goguen and Daniel Drucker were elected as the President and Vice President, and Dan Moran and Joe Puglielli as the Senators. Finally, in Form V, Luke Carroll and Adam Figler were elected as the President and Vice President, and Tommy Madden, Ben Trotsky, and Shane Kelly as the Senators. In Forms III, IV, and V, there were also elections for Form Disciplinary Committee representatives, and results for these elections are as follows: In Form III, Brian Lee was elected as the DC representative. In Form IV, William Kelly and Brogan Chitkara were elected the DC representatives. In Form V, Brian Gallucci and Jack Albers were elected as the DC representatives.
We are excited to see how the newly elected student government members will tackle various issues next year, including the transition out of the pandemic, welcoming new students into the form with different activities (a practice that was brushed over this past fall due to COVID), and discussions around race and identity, which have been increasingly prevalent in recent months.