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Student Council voting closes

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Provided by Joaquin Perez and Avery Peters
The Student Council election comes to a close on Thursday. Juniors Joaquin Peréz and Kathryn Murphy along with Avery Peters and Ally Gerardot have been campaigning for nearly two weeks, with results being released tomorrow.

Joaquin Peréz and Kathryn Murphy; Avery Peters and Ally Gerardot. 

Since early April, the names of these four Juniors have appeared in posters, social media posts, and conversations between students. Evidence of Student Council campaigns can be found all across campus but on April 18, the opportunity to vote on StuCo President and Vice President of the 2024–25 school year comes to an end. 

“I remember this time last year really well,” current StuCo president, senior Haley Ward said. “It was a super stressful week but so rewarding after hearing the results. It’s been an amazing year but it has also been so rewarding at the same time. It’s going to be super bittersweet leaving!”

With only two weeks given for students to vote, StuCo candidates need to act fast, using all available resources. 

“What Kathryn and I did was create posters, social media graphics, and visit different organizations on campus to share some of our goals for next year,” Peréz said. “Our campaign is centered around inclusion. We really want everyone on campus to feel included and be able to share their voices on campus.”

Both campaigning pairs consider student feedback as an integral part of incorporating the diverse perspectives of the student body. For Peters and Gerardot, this would specifically be through school-wide advisory events from sports tournaments and service hour opportunities.

“Our goal is to make Liberty a place that people enjoy coming to and feel safe at,” Peters said. “We will make sure our love for our school shines through and people see how many things we want to work on and improve. We have a lot of fun things planned that will get the whole school involved [like] advisory events that haven’t been done before and would make everyone feel included.” 

No matter who the 2024–25 president and vice president will be, Ward and StuCo vice president, senior Lily Leyden, are more than willing to provide support. 

“[To] the future president and vice president, I would say to always plan ahead,” Ward said. “It’s never too early to plan for something. Also to not be too hard on yourself because you are going to have to take criticism well. Also to just be friends with everyone in the class and talk to everyone. The last tip is to bring up new ideas and try your best to make them happen even if it’s hard!”

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Christina Huang is a sophomore in her first year officially with Wingspan. She enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano and viola, and finding/creating wallpapers for her phone which she will likely never use. She’s looking forward to the opportunity to better her writing and find the good in scorned books this year through her book blog: Every Book Has a Silver Lining. Contact Christina: christina.huang.862@k12.friscoisd.org

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