Freshman class officers step up to high school challenge
After two rounds of voting, this year's freshman class officers were announced on Sept. 9. The office consists of president Nikhil Goel, vice president Maggie Sun, treasurer Gloria Liou, secretary Abigail Small and class representatives Robert Eng and Jane Chang.
Many of the officers have previous experience in student government and are ready to face the challenges of high school office.
“I’ve been a part of student council since fourth grade, and I knew that high school had even more events like Homecoming, so I decided I wanted to take a bigger part in preparing for these special occasions,” Liou said.
Liou said the number of people wanting to participate in Homecoming is increasing steadily. She hopes the class of 2014 will be the most spirited class.
Goel, the former president of Redwood Middle School, also has confidence in the freshman class’s abilities.
“We have some people in our class who are really spirited and can rally the class and don’t care what people think about them, so I think we will do well this year," Goel said.
Goel’s exciting middle school experience and love of helping out students motivated him to run for class office again.
Also enthusiastic for the year is Small, who has also been involved in previous community service projects and student council events.
“I am most excited to bond with classmates on spirit days and during Homecoming, and to find ways to make fundraising fun for my class,” Small said.
Like Small, Sun also hopes to benefit their class by being part of class office.
“I ran for class office because I really enjoyed my first few days of school at Saratoga High," Sun said. "I wanted to get involved and help make this year great for everyone else."
December 14: boys' varsity soccer vs. Leigh (home): 11 a.m.
December 18: boys' varsity soccer vs. St. Ignatius (away): 4:45 p.m.
December 19: End of Semester/3rd Grading Period
December 20: boys' basketball vs. Overfelt (home) 7 p.m.
January 6: Start of second semester