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2021-22 ASB Representatives Announced

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Earlier this month the Upper School held a tight election to determine who would be next year's Associated Student Body Representatives. Eleven students put their name in the hat - four students were elected - and one student continued on from this year’s ASB. Due to the many ways ASB will have to adapt next school year, it was decided that Zoe Bishop would remain on the team to provide continued support to the newly elected. 

Four students joined Zoe on the team, making this the first year that there are five ASB Representatives! Congratulations to Justin Selby, Ella Hendelman, Dylan Koa, Melina Bridge, and Zoe Bishop!

...and, speech!

"I'm super excited to spend my final year at SAAS serving the student body on ASB. I can't wait to lead the student body through our return to school in the fall alongside the faculty and my fellow ASB members." - Justin Selby ’22
“I think this year’s ASB team is going to be cohesive, fun, and hopefully impactful to the SAAS community. I am really looking forward to making SAAS a more inclusive community where we can uplift more voices, and create an environment where students feel comfortable and confident in themselves and their school.” - Ella Hendelman ’23
“I was so excited when I saw I was elected. As a junior, I already feel like I missed out on a whole year of high school, so my main goal for this next year is to make sure each student has the best possible year.” - Melina Bridge ’22
“I am most excited about joining a group of such talented and intelligent people, and am honored to be able to better help the SAAS community.” - Dylan Koa ’24
“I am very excited to continue the work I was able to do this past year: expanding our student's voices, planning fun events, and building up a strong community. I look forward to getting to know and work with Justin, Ella, Melina, Dylan, and the student body!” - Zoe Bishop ’22 
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Associated Student Body election! Six qualified candidates took the time to run and contributed to this very competitive election - big shoutout to:

Anika Segall ‘22
McKenzie McCloskey ‘23
Finn McSherry ‘23
Alik McMahon ‘23
Griffin Schwartz ‘24
Stellar Bigatel ‘22 

What is ASB?

“ASB is integral to the community because it showcases what true student leadership is,” explains Alisha Agard, 9th Grade Coordinator and History Teacher. “It allows students who are on ASB to be a part of the community in a way where they get to support their peers and be a connection between the students and admin. Especially this year, I've been really lucky to witness the ways ASB members partner with admin to provide the best support possible given the ways we've had to adapt due to the pandemic.” 

And what does next year look like? Alisha lays out quite an important role: “We've spent the past year mostly at home, so when we return in the fall I can anticipate ASB working to strengthen student connection and re-ignite the SAAS spirit we love to represent.” 

Mark your calendars for the first Upper School Meeting on June 3rd at 11:15 AM, where our new ASB Reps will partner with exiting ASB members to plan and connect around any information they need moving into the role.

Miss the election? Revisit the final candidate’s speeches here.

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