Friday, July 3, 2020

ASB Elections for Coronado High School – Voting Thursday & Friday

Coronado High School (CHS) is guided by amazing faculty, staff, and administrators that recognize the value of student input. CHS students are organized through the Associated Student Body (ASB) with the objective to direct student activities, develop student leadership, and promote the welfare of the school. 

The Associated Student Body (ASB) is led by the executive commission (Ex Comm) that includes the following nine offices: President, Vice President, Commissioner of Publicity, Commissioner of Outreach, Commissioner of Spirit, Commissioner of Dances, Commissioner of Athletics, Commissioner of Student Store, and Commissioner of Finance. Additionally, the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes each elect a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. All ASB officers apply to enroll in an ASB class that follows the CHS academic class schedule. ASB faculty advisor, Mrs. Nicole Belong, shared, “ASB members serve as peer representatives of their classmates whose goal is to plan and execute events and activities at CHS that will make that year memorable. The goal is always to create inclusion, community and spirit among our Islander family.” Annual elections for ASB leadership are held every spring when students campaign with flyers around campus and speeches in the CHS theater during a certain week each year. For Spring 2020, the 17 candidates have conducted their campaigns entirely online by posting videos and speeches on the Islanders Instagram, @coronadoasb. Voting will take place for CHS students from Thursday, 4/23 at 8am through Friday, 4/24 at 3pm. Students can vote by logging in to their CUSD google account and visiting tinyurl.com/islanderexcomm. Cate Carlson, who is campaigning as Commissioner of Outreach, shared, “With ASB Ex Comm elections being online, it makes it harder because not every student gets to see and hear the speeches and campaigning since [signs] are not hung around the school.”

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The biggest ASB events are dances that include Homecoming, Patio Dances, Winter Dance, and Prom. ASB also coordinates and promotes school spirit days such as White Out, Twin Day, and Pajama Day where students dress according to the theme. In addition, ASB works to promote school spirit at school-wide events such as athletic games or Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) performances. ASB also oversees more than 60 student clubs that serve students’ varied interests including debate, robotics, and community service. 

Although it is harder during distance learning, ASB is still working on events and activities to keep CHS students connected. Mrs. Belong said, “ASB has been meeting a lot on Zoom. On a typical distance learning week, Ex Comm will meet for about an hour and the entire ASB class will meet for about an hour at the start of the week.” Recently ASB hosted a meme competition where students submitted funny memes to the Islander ASB Instagram account for a chance to win a free meal delivery. Currently ASB is promoting a virtual Talent Show. Interested students should message the Coronado ASB instagram, @coronadoasb, with a 45 second video of their talent. “I miss seeing everyone in school and planning fun activities for the year. However, we are still trying to spread school spirit. I love being a part of ASB because it brings happiness to our school,” said Sage McCollough, a sophomore appointee in ASB.

Hosting all these events requires ASB to raise money throughout the school year. The majority of ASB revenue comes from ticket sales to the dances where ticket prices range from $25 to $75. At the beginning of the school year ASB sells students $60 memberships which get students discounted admission to ASB events. ASB also generates funds through the on-campus student store that sells CHS t-shirts, sweatshirts and other gear. ASB also fundraises by selling candy or flower “grams” at Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. CHS students purchase these $1 to $5 grams that are anonymously delivered to their CHS friends helping spread positivity. According to ASB Advisor Mrs. Belong, “The total budget varies from year to year, but is typically around $140,000. ASB’s budget includes all of the fundraising and expenditures from each club and class as well as ASB General.” ASB’s officers are required to work within the budget when planning school activities.

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The Spring 2020 ASB elections have the following 17 candidates running for the nine Executive Commission positions:

  • President:
    • Jett Hannus

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ASB PRESIDENT: Jett Hannus

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    • Kelli Morris

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ASB PRESIDENT: Kelli Morris

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    • Lily Roughneen

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ASB PRESIDENT: Lily Roughneen

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  • Vice President:
    • Sydney Slaughter

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ASB VICE PRESIDENT: Sydney Slaughter

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    • Noah Wahamaki

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ASB VICE PRESIDENT: Noah Wahamaki

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  • Commissioner of Finance:
    • Samantha Lorr

  • Commissioner of Dance:
    • Jolee Barr

  • Commissioner of Outreach:
    • Cate Carlson 

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COMM OF OUTREACH: Cate Carlson

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  • Commissioner of Student Store:
    • Eva Bessette

  • Commissioner of Spirit:
    • Carter Cohen

    • Brooke Levy

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COMM OF SPIRIT: Brooke Levy

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    • Carly Thoms

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COMM OF SPIRIT: Carly Thoms

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  • Commissioner of Publicity:
    • Kassidy Scott

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COMM OF PUBLICITY: Kassidy Scott

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    • Allie White

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COMM OF PUBLICITY: Allie White

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    • Ella Worthy 

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COMM OF PUBLICITY: Ella Worthy

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  • Commissioner of Athletics:
    • Abby Hundley

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COMM OF ATHLETICS: Abby Hundley

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    • Riley McGrath

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COMM OF ATHLETICS: Riley Mcgrath

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CHS students can vote by logging in to their CUSD google account and visiting tinyurl.com/islanderexcomm. Results will be announced by current ASB President, John Shoemaker, and Vice President, Evan Grim, live on instagram @coronadoasb at 4:00 pm Friday the 24th.

 

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Chloe Berk
Chloe has called Coronado home since she could walk or talk and considers herself a true Islander. She is currently a student at Coronado High School and a writer for the Islander Times. After studying and writing articles, she enjoys volleyball, the beach, and her newly-adopted dogs from PAWS.
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