Rising sophomore, junior, senior classes elect new councils


Emily McNeill

Junior Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck was elected vice president of senior class council for the 2018-19 school year.

Madison Beekman

The rising sophomore, junior and senior classes held class council elections for the upcoming school year on Tuesday, June 5.

The Class of 2021 elected Georgia Trentalange of Middletown as their president and Jake Polvino of Tinton Falls as their vice president. As for the other council members, there was a tie, resulting in four council members being elected instead of three. The other members are of Meagan Ellis of Freehold, Beatrice Karron of Manasquan, Liam Umbs of Monmouth Beach and Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan.

Trentalange said she has big plans for the Class of 2021 next year.

“For next year, I plan to utilize and focus on the values of the individual students in our grade in order to better accommodate everyone,” Trentalange said. “I also wish to improve the reputation of our grade by showing what we are really capable of as a small community.”

The Class of 2020 elected Caelin Burgi of Matawan as president and Colin Martin of Middletown as vice president. The other council members are Mary Eknoian of Wall, Emily Madeira of Howell and Katherine Lombardi of Middletown.

I was on council freshman year and I think that we did a pretty good job, but there are certainly things I think I can do better,” Martin said. “At least personally I want to be more confident and express my opinions more, I was a little shy at the beginning of freshman year but now I feel more confident and absolutely ready to tackle this next year and all the challenges that might come up.”

The Class of 2019 elected Marissa Ho of Marlboro as president and Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck as vice president. The other council members are Rebecca Rippon of Ocean, Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights and Kera McGovern of Tinton Falls.

I ran for class council because I’ve always really like helping people in general, and when an opportunity arose to run for class council, I figured this was the perfect chance to do just that,” Ho said.