The biggest position in ASB that takes the most responsibility and commitment is the ASB President. ASB President is the ultimate voice for all the students of Costa Mesa High School. This election, juniors Cassie Harriman and Haylee Jack were both running for this position next year, and it was definitely a good competition. Asking students around school, there was a fair balance between who was voting for Cassie and who was voting for Haylee. All week, the two had time to prepare for their big speeches on Thursday morning during 1st period via intercom. Students listened to both candidates as they made their promises for next year. These speeches are the most valuable thing that will help their campaign the most.
Many students this year ran unopposed. Current junior Summer Nguyen ran unopposed for ASB Vice President. Juniors Paige Labare and Andrea Ross were also running unopposed, Paige for Senior Class President and Andrea for Senior Class Vice President. A new position opened up this year, Director of Communications, and sophomore Allison Sihilling had gotten the spot with no one running against her. Another sophomore running unopposed was Cassidy Crandall, for the position of Junior Class President. All sophomore class positions also ran unopposed. Though there were many people with no competition to worry about this year, there were still other positions that had students biting their nails not knowing who was going to win.
At the end of the week, it’s the students who have the final say. Students lined up at lunch waiting to vote for their friends and whom they believe were the best candidates, and also to get their root beer floats of course. Later in the day, the full list of elected officers that won was released and the students seemed satisfied with who was elected for next year’s office. But, there are more positions to be filled. Applications for appointed positions will be available this Monday. We know who next year's elected officers are, but now we wait to find out who will also be appointed for other positions in ASB.