The Executive ProcessExec Board chose its new members May 14. Are they ready to take on the future of East?
By: Krista Johnson, East High School
As the end of the year winds down we already finds ourselves looking towards the future. It ends up being one of the busiest times of year for underclassmen applying and hoping to make one of the many groups such as Choralaires, Association, and Sterling Strings. As for Executive Board, they had to choose out of a pool of seventy-eight applicants to represent for next school year. With Mrs. Lien stepping down as advisor and the number of members in limbo the future seemed uncertain for the board. That is until it came to May 14, when the new group was finally chosen.
Before interviews could even start every application needed to be scored and talked over. Those with the highest points gained much recognition even before their interview the following day. Questions to be asked were posted to give nervous newbies a heads up for what they were getting into allowing for a little preparation. Then starting at seven the next morning the officers along with a couple of board members sat down for an almost twelve hour question and answer session. Not to sound too intimidating but yes, every movement, answer, and attitude was assessed. Those posted questions were only a part of the process as some surprise questions were asked as well.
Deliberation took place and phone calls were made. A full thirty-member board was filled when twenty-five was taken into consideration. “Figuring out that last five was so hard to do,” said senior and Vice President Chloe Strand. That Friday the new board was given a pass out of ninth hour to enjoy some pizza with the old group.
Though the old board has set up the majority of the Last Splash dance it has been brought upon the new group to get out there and sell tickets, put up signs and flyers, and do most of the brunt work like setting up and cleaning after. Next Tuesday the old crew will finally bring it to a close with their end of the year banquet as the new comers look forward to a retreat in the summer.
Good Luck to those who will plan Welcome Back, Harvest Ball, Christmas and sports assemblies, Red and Grey Week, the Last Splash, and multiple charitable events. It will be a busy year.