SPARTA, NJ - With the 2014-2015 year winding down, students at Sparta High School are preparing for the next school year. That preparation includes the student government election, four representatives of each grade that serve as the voice of their grade and also the management of finances for that particular grade.
The different positions include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These four individuals per grade are essentially the middlemen for the students and the faculty. The roles of the four positions include raising money, setting up events, gathering volunteers for events, managing money, and addressing problems with the administration.
The voting interface has been a project assigned by Margaret Incantalupo to her Visual Basic 2 students; a project in which students must design a visually appealing, yet professional look, and write the code for which the program runs on.
In a surprising turn of events, it seems that for the first time in the history of Sparta High School Student Government, every single individual running for a certain position of every grade is running unopposed. In other words, every student who is running in the election is guaranteed to win a seat on the Student Government.
“I feel it gives our school a great sense of leadership and it gives the students a great feeling of friendly competition to prepare them for a future real world experience,” said student Devan Dhand. “Not only is it a key idea within the transcending ideals of Sparta High School, but it also helps create a peaceful environment within the student body and administration of the school.”
The Student Government is an important aspect in the High School community as it instills leadership, responsibility, and accountability, among other characteristics. As students surge into the next chapter of their lives’ the Student Government definitely serves to prepare them for real life situations they may come across.