by Peyton Gordon '19
Hi! My name is Peyton, and I am the NCS Student Government President. I hope to provide a brief and informative peek into the ins and outs of Student Government!
To begin, the Student Government “school-wide” positions are President, Vice President (Sara Roberts), Secretary (Katie Ambrose), Treasurer (Rachel Yoon), and Liaison (Anika Mitra). There are also “elects” for the Treasurer and Liaison positions, so that these students can learn about their future role and provide any necessary aid (Madeleine Drefke and Kiki Shahida, respectively). Students in these roles oversee school-wide initiatives.
Then we have the board presidents: Arts (Bo Moukdarath), Athletics (Chloe Conaghan), Green (Taliyah Emory-Muhammad), Equity (Zoé Contreras-Villalta), and Service (Avery Kean). Students in these roles oversee school-wide initiatives related to their respective domain like Powderpuff (athletics) or Diversity Forum (equity).
Next: grade positions! Each grade in the Upper School has a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 1-2 reps for each board. Students in these positions oversee their own grade.
Now that the “who is who” is clear, let’s move on to the “what” and “when”. Student Government school-wide representatives, board presidents, grade presidents and vice presidents attend F-day meetings. During these meetings we discuss upcoming events as a group and give each other updates on what we have accomplished in the last week. Grade reps may tell the group of a fun activity their grade is doing, which can inspire other reps to plan similar events. This meeting time is a kind of think-tank, I guess! However, since this is truly not very much time, we have a VERY active group chat. A lot of our work, individual and group, is accomplished through collaborating remotely. In this digital age, I find myself often texting reps to-do lists!
That’s about it for how StuGov works!! The last thing I want to mention is the importance of voicing YOUR ideas and opinions. There is nothing we want more than to make you guys happy and NCS even better. Text us, call us, yell at us in the halls, whatever you need to do to hit us up!