The Shamrock Connection
What Lies Ahead for KHSWednesday, May 23, 2012 By Brittney McClendon
You turn on the TV and are bombarded by the amount of information pertaining to this year’s presidential election. You turn on the radio and you get the same thing. A couple of weeks ago, you walk on to the campus of Kennedy High School and you are bombarded with posters, flyers, and t-shirts related to the 2012-2013 ASB elections. As November approaches, one is beginning to think about the presidential election, but the question around town is who is going to be Kennedy’s new ASB cabinet. Campaigning at Kennedy was in full swing three weeks ago, which ultimately led up to voting on Friday, April 27, 2012. There was much school spirit in the air as ASB Presidential candidate Kareena Bahillo passed out green and yellow t-shirts with her picture on them. Going up against Bahillo for the presidential position was sophomore Ibrahim Bharmal who took a different approach to campaigning by appealing to student’s social media knowledge, handing out “Hunger Games” themed flyers. “I definitely think that the way the candidates campaigned for what they were running for was super creative and effective. There were certain people who I thought had better strategies to winning over their fellow students,” junior Ghorashka Tukhi said. Just a few who hoped to be elected were Presidential candidates Kareena Bahillo and Ibrahim Bharmal, Senior Class Presidential candidates Sarah You and Meha Marathe, and Sophomore Treasurer candidates Brandon Cho and Yash Patel. All of these students and a few others gave speeches to their fellow students on April 26, 2012 and hoped that the next day would go in their favor. All of the candidates fought hard; however, some came up short. “ I felt that my campaign went really well even though I fell short of being the next Sophomore Treasurer. I had a lot of fun during the campaign, and I am not disappointed because I am still in ASB as the next Sophomore Secretary,” freshman Yash Patel said. As for the winners, many students picked who they felt was the right person for the job, and knew they would listen to their concerns and wants. “I basically just voted for the person that I felt that would make next year’s school year as fun as possible. You can’t be a hundred percent sure that they will do what they promise, but you could only hope that they keep their promises,” Tukhi said. The new cabinet consists of Kareena Bahillo as next year’s ASB President, Sarah You as Senior President, Brandon Cho as Sophomore Treasurer, Sami Hanna as Junior President, Ty Tanioka as Sophomore President, and Hailey Dominguez as Pep Commissioner. These students were chosen because they were the best for the position and proved worthy to their fellow student body. “I think this year’s ASB cabinet is fantastic and I think they will make 2012-2013 a really fun school year,” Patel said. Knowing that ASB provides fun dances and creative activities throughout the year, this new cabinet has a lot to live up to. As the 2012-2013 school year approaches, many students can only wait and wonder what the ASB cabinet has planned.