(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borsos is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.)
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During his high school career, Caleb Kuberiet served as class vice president for two years and, as a member of the Class of 2017, is currently senior class president. Through this position, Kuberiet is busy working with his fellow seniors on the upcoming prom while also personally preparing for college.
“The best part about being class president is being able to lead and represent the Class of 2017,” Kuberiet said, noting that his goal is to help ensure his senior class has a great year.
In doing so, Kuberiet has encouraged fundraisers to help pay for the senior prom. Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, seniors have sold chocolate bars, gourmet popcorn, and T-shirts, including senior class and ‘Battle of the Classes’ shirts.
Over the summer, Kuberiet teamed up with his classmates to help run the Class of 2017 Hallway Painting project. An ongoing tradition through which incoming seniors leave their artistic mark on the walls within a wing of the high school, the project lasted four weeks and focused on the theme ‘Class of 2017 Takes on the World.’
“The project took a lot of time and effort, but everyone had fun,” Kuberiet said.
Throughout Kuberiet’s high school career, he has participated in sports such as soccer and track. He has also been involved in various clubs and organizations, including Student Leaders, Model United Nations, and the National Honor Society. Outside of school he follows politics closely, and enjoys playing video games such as Super Mash Bros.
Although still undecided on what school he is going to attend, Kuberiet said he is interested in pursuing a pre-law program or an international relations program in the fall. Additionally, SPHS’s 2017 Senior Class President credits Miten Shah, his freshman year AP world history teacher and Model United Nations advisor, with being a great mentor.
“He pushed me to do my very best and has inspired me to become a leader,” said Kuberiet.
For students aspiring to run for class president, Kuberiet suggests, “Prepare to represent your class in the best way possible, whether it be in academics or athletics. Be the best you can be.”
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