SGA Presidential elections: Emily Zippilli

Jolie Krooks ('09)/ Eastside Special Edition Editor

Emily Zippilli (’09) 

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Make the E.Z. Choice; Don’t be silly, vote Zippilli

What have you done for the school already (including involvement in SGA)? 

This year I served as the Vice President of SGA, which involved putting many events together for the school.  Sophomore year I was VP for the class and freshman year I was a rep.  I am also very involved in sports.

What are you hoping to change at East? 

I think we can all agree that SGA only interests a select group of students in the school and I would hope to change that and expand the reach of SGA in the student body.  

What is your main priority? 

My main priority would be to have more students involved in the school in general.  School spirit is something we lack, and it should be a main priority to change that.

How will you accomplish these goals? 

As you know, SGA hosts many events throughout the year, and I feel like the best way to reach out to more students would be to host a wider variety of events, for example Battle of the Bands.  I believe with more activities, there would be more interest and participation and therefore school spirit.

How do the decisions of SGA affect the school?  Would you consider SGA involved in student life? 

Overall, SGA is involved in student life.  We always have an opportunity to do more involving new students, and I don’t think we have taken full advantage of this power.  The decisions made as SGA officers do not have a major impact on the learning aspect of school, but in an extra-curricular sense, we have an impact on the activities students have the option to participate in throughout the year.

What do you like about East? 

I love East.  We have such a great school, and I think that is taken for granted a lot.  CHE has a diverse student body.  In general, teachers are so helpful academically or in activities.  The best part about this school is the students that go here…we, the students, make East a more exciting place to be.

How are you different than other candidates?  Why should we vote for you? 

I believe I stand out as a candidate due to how much I care about student government.  I have worked so hard for the past few years as VP, and have become quite passionate about what I want to see done in this school.  You should vote for me because I can guarantee I will work the hardest as President of this school to improve your high school experience.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in? 

Besides student government, I have been a member of DECA for the past three years.  I play both softball and field hockey.

Do you think East has enough school spirit?  If not, how would you, or would you not, address the lack of spirit? 

No, as I have said before, East does not have nearly enough school spirit.  This is a very hard topic to address, but I think the best way to change this would be for students to like their school more in general and want to express it on their own accord.  Personally, I think it would be awesome if SGA worked with the athletics to increase school spirit on a sporting event level.

Why did you decide to run for president? 

I have decided to run for president because after serving as VP of the school, I have realized that this is something I really, genuinely want to do.  I want to make a change in this school because there are changes that need to be made.  I know, given the opportunity to serve as President, I will do everything in my power to serve the student body.

What does the president actually do? 

The President of SGA does many things and has many responsibilities.  He/she represents the student body on an administrative level and voices the opinions of students to the principal.  The President organizes or oversees all SGA events.  In doing all of these things, the President is doing his/her primary purpose: to serve the student body.