SGA Presidential elections: Todd Hummel

Jolie Krooks ('09)/ Eastside Special Edition Editor

todd-hummel.JPGTodd Hummel (’09) 

Slogan: 

Like Soulja Boy, I want YOUUUU to vote Todd Hummel for SGA President!

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

Freshman and Sophomore Class President; SGA Vice President; Varsity Soccer; Blood Drive Publicity and Donor Chairperson; DECA

What are you hoping to change at East?  

When elected, I hope to transform the attitude of the student body.  Basically, I want to encourage students of all interests to participate in and attend school events.

What is your main priority? 

My main priority is to effectively publicize existing school events and develop new activities to spark the interests of all students in order to bring students together and increase school spirit.

How will you accomplish these goals? 

I will accomplish my goals by actively involving the opinions of students in SGA and working tirelessly to fight for the students’ desires when facing the administration.

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

Although unknown to many students, SGA is heavily involved in the school.  Whether it is promoting East to prospective students at Orientation or organizing some of the school’s most highly attended events like Mr. East and Wing Bowl, SGA works hard to improve the lives of students at East.

What do you like about East? 

I am a huge advocate of East.  Our school has a dedicated staff, competitive athletics, a diverse student body, and high-quality educational opportunities.  As a result, I believe East is respected both at a local and a national level.

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

I believe that the mixture of my interests allows me to relate to a variety of people, which sets me apart from other candidates.  Whether a love for sports, dedication to academics or diversified respect for the arts, I can bring a broad assortment of perspectives to SGA that would better represent the student body as a whole.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in? 

In addition to my experience in SGA, I have participated in the highly successful Blood Drive, varsity sports and DECA.  I am a firm believer in completely dedicating myself to a few activities in order to put forth my greatest effort in what I am passionate about.

What’s something most people don’t know about you, but you would like them to know? 

Although I may appear as the typical, suburban New Jersey teenager who only listens to Dave Matthews, my taste in music is about as diverse as can be.  I can’t wait for the Rick Ross’s “Trilla” to come out in March.  I am disappointed that I cannot go to the Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban concert this summer.  I listen to techno music while I study.  Finally, I never get tired of some good ACDC, Van Halen or Guns & Roses.  Such diversity enables me to relate to many different types of people on at least one level.

Why did you decide to run for president? 

I decided to run for President of SGA simply because I feel as though after three years of solid experience, it is time to take on even more responsibility and make not only my senior year great, but to leave a lasting mark to improve the experiences of classes after my graduation.

What does the president actually do? 

The President of SGA works closely with the administration, head of activities, class government and student body to organize existing events and propose new ideas to improve the lives of his fellow students at East.