Class of 2023 holds first class election



Rising Sophomore Lucy Battista of TInton Falls is present Freshman Class President.

Kristen Gallagher

The Class of 2023 held their freshman class council elections on Oct. 3 in the cafeteria. After primaries consisting of thirteen students, the candidates were narrowed down to ten. Following the two-minute long speeches, the class voted for their top five choices of council members for the 2019-2020 school year.

The freshman class council will consist of President Lucy Battista of Tinton Falls, Vice President Scarlett Hoagland of Fair Haven, and council members Marina Berger of Marlboro, Joe Doyle of Farmingdale, Eddie Gunnell of Spring Lake Heights, and Delia Mullen of Wall.  This year, due to a tie, there will be 4 council members instead of 3, as stated in the SGA Constitution. 

Battista explained that she is pleased with the results and everyone who was elected and is excited to work with her peers. 

“I think I can really make a difference in the freshman class,” Battista said. “My goal is to place really well in spirit week and fundraise a lot to set ourselves up for the next three years.”

Through fundraising, she believes the freshmen will “become really close with one another, and have a tight-knit bond.”

Freshman Katie Schwartz of Ocean thinks that the election process gives  students an opportunity to express their thoughts on how to improve the class. 

“I believe the council will do a really great job representing our class this school year,” Schwartz said.