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A new lion leader

Beatrice Gilroy, ASB president, discusses her plans for the year and what students should expect
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Finn Howell
Beatrice Gilroy was elected ASB president after being the ASB vice president last year.

As students return from summer vacation, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is settling into a new groove. Newly elected president Beatrice Gilroy, senior, has been at work with the other members of ASB to create experiences and events for the student body.

“Our big thing on campus is—  I know it sounds corny—  but we are all lions with different roars and we’re gonna respect the roar,” Gilroy said.

ASB takes care of homecoming, spirit weeks, Amazing Race, and more. This year, the team has their own class to be able to plan these events. Being a widely known leader and speaking publicly to students can put pressure on these students. 

“Teachers know who you are and they’re gonna look at you,” Gilroy said. “I try to never be on my phone in class, and things like that.” 

While administration has made several policy changes such as the phone policy, ASB has implemented a few changes relating to school spirit. They have a class competition for “spirit points,” and also a competition for “spirit squads.”

“We’re trying to have some leaders in each grade— the most in the senior grade—  to kinda help make sure the section is being as loud as possible,” Gilroy said. 

We’re gonna respect the roar.

— Beatrice Gilroy

One of the things that ASB president gets to do is present information on the LiveROAR once a week, which is now broadcasted during Life class. On the broadcast, students are informed about upcoming events, how the sports teams are doing, and other information they may need.

“[It was] definitely something I was looking forward to. There’s been stuff like May Pole that I’ve talked about on the ROAR before, so it helped having been on the ROAR before,” Gilroy said. “I remember my first time up there I was like, ‘oh my gosh, bright lights microphone, where do I look?”

Gilroy is up for the challenge when it comes to leading her class, and her school. She has dedicated years of her high school career to ASB as a class director in her sophomore and junior year.

“I feel like I’ve sort of been vice president since my sophomore year, in terms of like, commitment. Yes, it’s been an adjustment, but I feel like I’ve been preparing myself for it,” Gilroy said. “I’ve known I wanted to be president since I watched Lucinda [Fein] be president in my sophomore year.”

 

For a more in-depth look at Gilroy’s ASB president plans, listen to the latest episode of the West Linn Weekly Wake Up, hosted by arts and entertainment editor Preston Weller and coverage editor Finn Howell.

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