About Upper Grades Student Government
The mission of the Student Government is to serve the students, the school, and the NEST+m Upper Grades community. In order to do so, the Student Government will serve as a liaison between the students and the administration, advocating for permanent solutions to address specific student body concerns.
Candidates running for School Year 2020-2021
- President (uncontested): See speech by Stella Fusaro
- Vice President: See speeches by Kira Lang, Gabby Mollin, Rachel Svoyskiy & Sophie Blumstein.
- Secretary: See speeches by Lhatso Patala, Musarrat Elahi, Carli Seigelstein.
- 12th Grade Representative: See speeches by Meredith Griffin, Adam Vogel, Minla Stokes.
- 11th Grade Representative: See speeches by Ashleigh McDermott, Leah Dratch, Maria Cuevas.
- 10th Grade Representative: See speeches by Max Cantor, Dani Brown, Galia Rohan, Ariel Mekonen, Michael Doscher.
Town Halls with Candidates
Candidates were interviewed by the current Student Government President (Anissa Hall) and Secretary (Taylor Clanton) with student-submitted questions. Not all candidates were able to make the Town Hall, but those who did were able to respond with their arguments for why they should hold those positions. Check out their responses below:
- Vice President Candidate Town Hall (with Kira Liang, Gabby Mollin, and Sophie Blumstein)
- Secretary Candidate Town Hall (with Musarrat Elahi and Carli Seigelstein)
- 10th Grade Rep. Candidate Town Hall (with Dani Brown, Galia Rohan, Ariel (Kove) Mekonen, and Michael Doscher)
- 11th Grade Rep. Candidate Town Hall (with Ashleigh McDermott, Leah Dratch, and Maria Cuevas)
- 12th Grade Rep. Candidate Town Hall (with Meredith Griffin, Adam Vogel, and Minla Stokes)
How to run for a Student Government role
- Applications for SG Elections opened on Friday 4/3/2020, and closed on Sunday 4/19/2020. If you are interested in running, you must submit your Name, Grade, Recent Picture, Position you are running for, and Position Statement / Speech on why you are a good fit for the position. You may only run for one position. For more information, please view the application here, or email the Faculty Advisor of Student Government, Ms. Rebecca Gordon. Here are descriptions of the Student Government positions that you can run for:
- SG President Position: As president of Student Government, your job is to oversee upperclassmen representatives, run SG meetings, and represent SG in School Leadership meetings, Borough Student Advisory Council meetings, and regularly meet with the principal and other SG representatives every other school week.
- SG Vice President Position: As Vice President of Student Government your job is to oversee underclassmen representatives, help run SG meetings, represent SG in school leadership meetings, and regularly meet with the principal and other SG representatives every other school week.
- SG Secretary Position: As secretary of Student Government, you have the job to write emails, take notes during weekly meetings and help the President and the Vice President with any tasks they take on. The secretary also manages the SG Instagram account.
- SG Grade Representative Position: As representative of your grade, it is your responsibility to constantly be in communication with your grade and express their overall concerns in SG meetings and meetings with administration. You must summarize the events of the meetings with admin in SG meetings.
- Student Government election process
- All candidates will be interviewed during a Town Hall, hosted by the current leadership of Student Government. More details will be posted on the NEST+m UG Student Government Instagram and through Remind.
- NEST+m SG Elections will take place from Monday 4/27/2020, and close on Friday 5/1/2020. Only NEST+m students in grades 9-11 can vote, and will need to submit their OSIS number for voting validation purposes only. The link will be sent out through Remind. Results will be announced on Monday 5/4/2020 on this NEST+m Student Government page, on the StuGov Instagram, and through Remind.
- How to stay in touch
- To get notifications about the upcoming NEST+m Student Government elections, check your ELA Teacher’s Google Classroom for the Remind Code.
- The NEST+m UG SG Instagram account is @nestmstugov.
- How to make a suggestion
- If you have any suggestions to bring up to the Upper Grades Student Government, please use the Suggestion Box.