Newly-Elected Student Body President Shares His Hopes, Plans for Next Year


Ben Wolcanski, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

“I decided to run for junior class president because I wanted to bring in actual change to the student community and thought that would be more possible in the Executive Branch,” said Jair Rincon-Simon, this year’s junior class president and now next year’s Student Body President.

Rincon-Simon was elected junior class president last year after being a member of Student Government since freshman year. 

“I started in the Senate Branch freshman year, then I was still a senator sophomore year, this year I was class president and now I reached my goal of becoming the Student Body President of the 2023-2024 school year,” said Rincon-Simon. 

Rincon-Simon likewise ran for junior class president to make a change in the student community for the betterment of the school.

“I decided to be part of Student Government because I wanted to be a voice for my classmates and for my ethnic community. Being in student government freshman year impulsed me to one day run for the position of Student Body President,” he added. 

Rincon-Simon was elected Student Body President during Spring Week. 

“I decided to run for Student Body President because I wanted to change the amount of responsibilities the class presidents get so they are able to bring change too. I also wanted to change focus not just on school events but on the student life and bring in positive changes to our school community like finding a reasonable and realistic solution to our student parking,” he  said. 

“What I like about Student Government is being able to express my opinion and the opinions of others on things that affect the whole student community and being able to help make positive changes to our school.”

Rincon-Simon’s advice for future student government leaders is to focus on certain goals that you have for the year, be organized and have a plan on how you are going to implement said goals. 

“You want to focus on the student life and find ways to improve it,” Rincon-Simon said.