By Sean Harris ’11
There is no doubt the seniors this year will be missed, a sentiment made even more apparent when looking at the current student council.
Who will be able to pump up the student body quite like Bryce Muzzy ’10? Who will set up all the technology before the dances like Eric Huso ’10 has done for years?
While these students will be missed, their departure means that Brophy must find new leaders in the form of the student council elections.
The student council elections started with a mass e-mail sent March 1 from Assistant Principal for Student Activities Mr. Jeff Glosser.
From there, student council hopefuls from freshmen to juniors had to apply by getting a recommendation from a moderator, coach or teacher and writing a short statement on why they want to be on the student council.
Sophomores and juniors also had to get a recommendation from a current student council member.
Applicants had to turn in this packet to Ms. Sandra Dennard or Mr. Glosser before March 12.
The hopefuls also had to give a brief speech to the student body March 25.
The way student council is being run again this next year is unique to Brophy. Instead of electing specific positions like president or treasurer, students now just vote for five representatives that they want on the student council from the applicant pool.
“By eliminating titles it is easier to place true leaders into leadership positions,” Mr. Glosser said. “…There are a wide range of personalities in the applicants this year that I was looking for when I changed the system.”
Students said they like the new system.
“I definitely think it is better…because we elect chairs in student council,” said Chris Rosales ’11. “…You actually do the work instead of being the face of student council.”
However, positions will still be offered to those qualified to do the work.
Three new positions have been added since last year; a DJ, a tech position and a journalist.
The DJ will be taking over the responsibilities that Muzzy has had, pumping up the student body at sports games as well as being the DJ for Brophy dances.
The tech position will fill in for Huso, and will the go-to-guy for everything tech-related.
As for the journalist, he will be in charge of collecting photos and working in conjunction with The Roundup to market Brophy events.
“I definitely would say I’ve had a good experience from student council,” Rosales said. “I was able to make a lot of friends and be a part of the community…It felt good to bring the community together.”