StuCo begins election process


Photo Courtesy of Lane Lewison

Gabby Turner, Photo Editor

During this week’s Advisory, StuCo will hold elections for the 2023-2024 school year. This year’s speeches will be done over video rather than in-person due to last year’s audience interruptions.

The candidates running for Student Body President are Allina Dougherty and Emery Ruliffson and the candidates running for Vice President are Anvesha Sharda and Rachel Palmgren.

For Dougherty and Sharda’s campaign, they plan to devote time to the activities that don’t get the love they deserve.

“As an orchestra student and a big fan of band and theater,” Dougherty said. “I think that even beyond Performing Arts, the more recognition we can give to the students and their accomplishments is always going to be my priority.”

Ruliffson and Palmgreen’s campaign plan to bring back old traditions of MHS and get students more enthused with the school.

“Our campaign is mainly based off the traditions that Manhattan High had,” Ruliffson said. “We want to introduce new traditions and then reestablish the old traditions to promote a good sense of community at MHS.”

For the rest of the student body positions, sophomore Saba Mirafzal is running unopposed for the secretary position while juniors Ryan Thein and Emily Topham and sophomores Angie Chae and Raisa Hossin are all running for student body treasurer.

To see the rest of the nominees for the election, videos will be played during Advisory of all of the candidates’ promises for their campaigns.