Unicoi County High School's Student Council has completed its first step toward a new 2020-2021 school year by holding elections for its Executive Board—the body of student leaders elected to helm the organization and head up its various activities, projects, and plans for the school.
Rising seniors Trent White and Daniel Shults were elected president and vice-president of the board, respectively. Ethan McQueen also ran for president, and Javier Castellon made a bid for the vice-presidency.
Shelby Miller was elected board secretary after running for the position unopposed, while Ashleigh Edwards was elected treasurer for a third term. Matthew Sutphin also ran for the treasurer position.
Historian candidates included Meagan Buskey, Savannah Sparks, and incumbent Rachel Altemose. Sparks and Altemose tied in last Friday's general election, triggering a runoff election that took place Monday. Sparks won the position in the runoff, which ended at 5:00 p.m. Monday.
Student Council advisor Elizabeth Watson says she is excited to get to work with the coming's year's executive board.
"Going into the 2020-2021 school year, I can already tell these students are going to have some ideas that will be beneficial for our school and community," Watson adds. "I look for big things from them."