New councils to govern for Classes of 2014, 2015


Pictured: Senior Class President-elect Dylan Ablan of Middletown.


Staff Writer

The Classes of 2014 and 2015 on Thursday and Friday chose their governing councils for the next school year, electing  Senior Class President Dylan Ablan of Middletown and Junior Class President Gina Maurer of Avon to lead the councils.

Both classes voted to replace their councils with new officers, all of whom will serve for the first time.

The Senior Class council will include Vice President Ronak Nair of Manalapan and council members Tony Diaz of Holmdel, Landen Naphtali of Morganville and Jill Furchak of Manalapan.

The rising Junior Class Council will include Vice President Emma Neuwirth of Manasquan, and council members Mike Ryan of Neptune City, Alyssa Matlosz of Tinton Falls and Alex Burke of Farmingdale.

Before the junior class elections, mentorship teacher and class adviser Bill Bengle spoke to the class about the importance of a strong council to satisfy the grade’s needs.

“I want all of you to be excited and happy with what you do next year as a class,” Bengle said.

In their speeches, the candidates focused on ways to build communication between the grade members.

Furchak noted a lack of attendance at council meetings, and suggested sending e-mails and using Facebook to inform the grade about news.

“If we can’t bring the class to the meetings, it would be a better idea to bring the meeting to the class,” Furchak said.

The other candidates spoke about fundraising and inspiring enthusiasm within the grade.

The Sophomore Class also talked about the issue of strong communication and fundraisers.

“If elected, I will be willing to meet our fundraising and fun-raising needs,” Ryan said.

Maurer offered her ideas for the class trip, which included a tour of the NBC studio and visit to a wax museum in New York City.

Matlosz said that selling lemonade at the end of the day would be beneficial during the warmer months.

Other topics of discussion include motivating the class during Spirit Week and having events that would provide community service hours.