2015-2016 ASB members look forward to a great school year

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2015-2016 ASB members look forward to a great school year

West Linn ASB organizes events like spirit days, Survivor, and more. Next year's ASB members share their visions for the school year.

West Linn ASB organizes events like spirit days, Survivor, and more. Next year's ASB members share their visions for the school year.

West Linn ASB organizes events like spirit days, Survivor, and more. Next year's ASB members share their visions for the school year.

West Linn ASB organizes events like spirit days, Survivor, and more. Next year's ASB members share their visions for the school year.

Davis Hayter, President

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“I worked very hard on the Survivor videos this year, headed the tailgater for Homecoming, helped plan assemblies sophomore year and am planning prom this year.”

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My vision for the 2015/2016 ASB is for all of us to work as a team and be a very close group. I am really excited for next year and I think that each member of ASB has really unique skills that if we put together, we can do some pretty amazing things. I have a couple of goals for ASB next year; to make everyone here at WLHS feel like they are apart of the school and for ASB to give its full effort into everything it does.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I think that ASB is a major time commitment and as a member on ASB you need to be present and put your full energy into all events we carry out at the school. I have the time to do that and I don’t have many other commitments that wouldn’t allow me to make ASB my priority. I also feel that I am easily approachable for people to come to for ideas and opinions  about what ASB does and I think that’s important because it will allow more voices to be heard.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I don’t see this as an “issue” but we have had a lot of tragedy in our school and times that we have come together and become a family. I think it is important to stick together next year, be strong and love everyone.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I think that our ASB for next year will be remembered as amazing role models and community members. I want our ASB to be remembered as everyone’s friends and that ASB put their effort into everything that they did.”

 

Leah Olson, Vice President

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“I personally have been in charge of the food drive this year, and co-director of May Day. I have helped out at almost all of our main events this year”

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

I want to continue to work to reach out to all student groups in the activities and community we build here at the high school, I want to approach all of our activities with enthusiasm and passion, and I want ASB to approach volunteer/fundraiser activities with the mindset of doing them because it is the right thing to do.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I bring a lot of creativity with my past background and experiences in non-profit work. I am optimistic about the outcomes of our activities and bring positivity to the things we do. I am hardworking and will strive for nothing less than the best.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“Working to include and involve the student body as a whole. We need to continue to celebrate all of our students and their many talents.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should change next year?

“I think we should just continue to bring passions and enthusiasm to what we do.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want our legacy to revolve around service spirit, community and excitement.”

 

Michael Haffner, Director of Major Projects

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“I am passionate about our community. ASB has enabled me to coordinate community service projects, such as the service hour day we had this year.”  

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“I want to see more emphasis on our dances. Dances that happen after football/basketball games haven’t been a tradition here for very long, and I would like to see more people attend.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I am great with organization and planning. I commit 100% to a project–seeing it through to the end.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“We have a lot of traditions at West Linn, and my hope that West Linn Strong will become one. I want it to be ingrained in our culture. “I hope people don’t take West Linn Strong for granted. West Linn Strong is the description of our student body, their resiliency despite tragedy.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should/will change next year?

“This year is smaller, with 12 people instead of 16. It will make it  a much closer group.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want the 2015/2016 ASB to be remembered as the class that helped everyone through tragedy. The class that stayed strong in the face of adversity. That didn’t let each other stumble. I hope that I will be remembered as someone who helped implement that.”

 

Sarah McKay, Director of Public Relations and Spirit Squad

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“Being a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Week this year and being the head of that event was amazing. The Sparrow Project we did sophomore year was equally as satisfying, and on top of all that, May Day this year has been one of my most proud moments on ASB so far.”  

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“This year I’d like our entire school to feel connected to the West Linn Strong motto. I believe the majority of people know what it means, but lack the feeling of support in their own activities. The more support we can show from ASB, the more students will feel supportive.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I think I gave a very personable attitude, and realize the importance of student connection. I also feel that my experiences from leadership every semester so far in high school, two national LEAD conventions, one district league wide conference, and three years of ASB so far will bring insight many other officers will not have.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think sense of connection will be our biggest obstacle next year, however, it is something that takes time, and takes a change in mindset for many students, possibly even ASB members.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should change next year?

“With the decrease in members this year,from 16 to 12, we will be more efficient and incorporate more leadership students.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want the 2015/2016 ASB to be known as the down to earth, very optimistic, and incorporating ASB. I want this year to be the year we turn the page and make the general student body feel more incorporated than ever before, and feel that ASB is the place to voice their ideas and opinions.”

 

 

Grant Stuart, Director of Video and Assemblies

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My personal vision for next year is to have everyone in collaboration with each other and working together to achieve a better school.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“One of my largest strengths is communication. I feel that I have a vision for all of the assemblies and the various videos that I’ll be filming and I am very excited to start!”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I want to see more people included. If we can get more people involved in the school and each other, our community will thrive even more than it has been!”

Lydia VanWinkle, Senior Class Directors

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“I love increasing the school spirit of the school! I love participating and pushing for spirit weeks and supporting our school events. I’m most proud of our dances and attendance at a variety of events-especially the May Day performances.”

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“I want to get support for all sports and events and push for a new strong school spirit and spirit squad.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I am very outgoing and positive. I include everyone while still contributing my own original ideas.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think including all types of students at West Linn, more attention to arts and science along with sports programs.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should change next year?

“I think we should include all types of people, push for more pack the stand events, and get more media attention for those events.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want them to remember us as the most spirited, most outgoing, and most inclusive ASB they’ve ever seen!”

 

 

 

Kate McNamara, Junior Class Director, Assistant to Public Relations and Assistant to Spirit Squad

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“I worked with a group of two other leadership students to teach the Freshman the Maypole dance. I also played a big role in the Finals gift last semester and with all the events ASB did last year.”

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My goal this year is to work on inclusion and service. I want students to be able to come to ASB members with ideas for service and know that ASB will do their best to make their events possible.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I think I am extremely committed to this program. This is my sport and I love the school a lot. I love planning events and working with different types of people.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I want everyone to care about our service projects and not feel like it’s just ASB asking the student body to help with something they are passionate about. I want to pick projects that the majority of the school wants to work on.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should change next year?

“We made a lot of changes this year on how we work with students, faculty, and the community. I think just continuing that progress is important.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want this years ASB to be one that people know truly cares about the student body, and wants to make their high school experience a positive one.”

 

Dani Schroeder, May Day Co-director

What are your past accomplishments as a member of ASB?

“Being a sophomore officer on ASB I did not have a particular project I was completely in charge of, but many projects I helped out and contributed to which is what I personally am most proud of. Meaning, being available to help other members and support them.”

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My goal this year is to get every single type of student involved or at least excited about a project or event we put on as Leadership/ASB so everyone is West Linn feels included and can share a passion for something.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“Personally, I think I am a very outgoing and friendly person. I am not afraid to embarrass myself or approach any people which is different from other ASB members.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think inclusion and communication are big topics we will address as an ASB this year–ongoing problems at West Linn.”

What aspects of ASB do you believe should change next year?

“Overall, we have a smaller committee this year and a fairly new advisor, so we will go about things a lot differently with a different point of view which i think is super good.”

What will be 2015/2016 ASB’s legacy?

“I want 2015/2016 ASB to be remembered as a group of loving, caring, hardworking students who advocate for the student body and are the voice of those unheard.”

Tristan Waits, Assistant Director to video and Assemblies

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My vision for 2015/2016 ASB is that we become more down to earth and become more connected to the student body, because in the past, it has seemed to me that a lot of decisions and things done by ASB have not involved the student body. I wish to accomplish more work and projects within our school.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I believe I am a good leader because I am very cohesive and can connect to just about anyone and I also love people and hearing what they have to say. I think I bring an always  positive attitude, so I can take any situation and make it positive somehow.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think the most important thing to address next year for ASB is being in a community. Because sure, West Linn can come together when things are really bad, but why can’t West Linn be like that all the time?”

Kendra Ogden, May Day Co-director

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My personal goal is to improve the way our student voice is being heard. I think we should implement an online suggestion box to enable students to anonymously share their ideas. We love student input for dance themes, spirit days, etc. I also think we should survey our students about their WLHS experience. We could collect data and figure out areas that we have done well and areas we need to improve.”  

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I have an extremely strong and dedicated work ethic. I persevere even when faced with adversity. I am friends with a large number of people and have connections within our West Linn community. I am respected by my peers and hold myself and my work to high standards. I always give every project/task my best effort. I’m excited and passionate about what I do–I am ready to work!”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think addressing student voice and inclusion are the biggest issues we face today. There is a lack of student voice in our schools. No student should be left behind. We should offer more opportunities for our students to be involved, and we should continue to foster the safe and welcoming environment we have here at West Linn.”  

 

Shay Hicks, Assistant to Major Projects and May Day

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My personal vision for ASB 2015/2016 is to bring our school closer as a community and be highly productive as a school. I want to make everyone feel they are apart of the high school community.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I never hesitate to take time out of my day to help others. I am very creative, artistic and flexible person when it comes to new ideas and big projects! I’m always open for anything and will do whatever I can to help out and make things better.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“We need to support all sports, clubs, any extracurricular activities etc. I feel that not every student at WLHS feels like they’re supported by or apart of the community. I want to change that and make everyone feel included and cared about.”  

 

Kylie Fretwell, Sophomore Class Director, Assistant to Public Relations and Assistant to Spirit Squad

What is your personal vision for 2015/2016 ASB?

“My personal vision for the 2015/2016 ASB would be for us to work well together as a team this year and help our school community. A goal I wish to accomplish would be to have every student participate in at least one leadership lead event.”

What do you believe your leadership skills are?

“I think one of my leadership strengths is being open minded and having a positive attitude about things. What I will bring to my position that no one else will would be extra love for my sophomore class and the opinion of my class specifically.”

What issues do you think are the most important for ASB to address this year?

“I think something important ASB should continue to address is inclusion. It is important for everyone in the school to feel welcome and belong somewhere.”  

 

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