Interviews: SGA and Senior Class President

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Annakate Dickinson, Staff Writer

Johanna Chernakoff: SGA President

 

What responsibilities did you have as president? What are some things you did as president?

As student government president I had many responsibilities. Some of my responsibilities included doing the morning announcements, preparing for school events like spirit week, P.S. I Love You Day, and fundraising.

 

What made you want to run for president?

What  made me want to run for president was being in Student Government the previous year. I got to experience everything that was being done and I loved what the club did for our school. I knew I was going to have an important role and why not be the president?

 

What activities were you involved in?

The activities I was involved in was Student Government, Varsity Soccer, and an outside travel soccer team.

 

What will you miss the most about high school? Favorite high school memory?

The thing I’ll miss most about high school are my friends and a few teachers who I have developed a special bond with. It’s going to be weird not being able to see familiar faces everyday when I move on to college. I have made so many amazing friends that I may never see again, which is crazy. My favorite high school memory is every football game that I have attended. Farmingdale is known for its athletics and especially football. Friday night games under the lights are what I looked forward to every year, and I will definitely miss that a lot.

 

What was it like to be president/be in charge of SGA?

Being the president of SGA has taught me responsibility and has made me a better person in general. I get to be a part of so many things that help so many people which is amazing. Student Government has made my high school experience ten times better.

 

What was the most rewarding part of having the title of SGA President? What was the most challenging part of being president?

The most rewarding part of being the president of Student Government was being the voice of Farmingdale High School, and the most difficult part will be leaving behind so many great people I’ve been able to meet throughout this experience.

 

Do you have some words/advice for the class of 2017?

One thing I have to say to the Class of 2017 is never forget where you came from and who you are, because at the end of the day we’re all Dalers!

 

Nicolena Spadalik: Senior Class President

 

What responsibilities did you have as president? What are some things you did as president?

As class president, I was responsible for organizing and helping to fundraise for many school events. These events included Junior Prom, Spirit Week, Homecoming and Senior Banquet. It was also my responsibility to represent the Class of 2017 and to be a role model to the underclassmen.

 

What made you want to run for president?

In 9th grade I aspired to run for class president because I enjoyed participating in school events and being a part of student council. I felt that by being president I would be able to positively further my involvement within our grade and continue to positively influence the class of 2017. Also, my older sisters were president so I had to carry on the tradition!

 

What activities were you involved in?

Aside from being president, throughout high school I ran Cross Country, played Varsity Volleyball, and played Varsity Basketball. Along with participating in sports, I was also a member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and American Sign Language Honor Society.

 

What will you miss the most about high school? Favorite high school memory?

I will miss many things about high school. I will miss the teachers who pushed me when I thought I couldn’t do it. I will miss being with my friends 5 days a week. And I will also miss school lunches- kidding! However, I truly think I won’t be able to pick out the one thing that was my favorite memory until I graduate.

 

What was it like to be president?

It was a very unique feeling being the one in charge of my class. I enjoyed this role throughout high school because the opinions and ideas of my classmates were always considered into decision making. After all student council and myself are representing the Class of 2017, and it is them who we try to please!

 

What was the most rewarding part of having the title of Senior Class President? What was the most challenging part of being president?

Having my classmates, peers, and even teachers come up to me for information and being a leader was the most rewarding part of being the class president. I enjoyed having my classmates look up to me and asking me for the latest news about prom, banquet, or ticket sales. Being able to be that person to relay messages on the latest news was an absolute pleasure. The most challenging part about being the president was balancing my time efficiently. It was difficult to give enough time for all my extra curricular activities but I think it made me manage my time better.

 

Do you have some words/advice for the class of 2017?

As cliche as it sounds, time really does fly by. It seems like just yesterday we were walking into freshman orientation with butterflies in our stomachs trying to find the pool on the third floor. However, before we know it, we will be graduating in a few short weeks. But, remember seniors, we have spent the last four years here with some of the best faculty, teachers, friends, and classmates we could’ve ever asked for. Although we all want to dive into the future, it has been a pleasure being your class president for my time here spent at FHS.