1. What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (List academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)
· 2006 – 2010=High School Science Olympiad – Team Captain
· 2006 – 2010=High School SkillsUSA
· 2011 – 2012 =Operations Council – Administrator
· 2012 – 2013 =Operations Council – Activities Chair
· 2011 – 2012 =Student Senate – Sophomore Representative
· 2012 – 2013 =Student Senate – Junior Representative
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
One trait I want people to know me for is my open-mindedness. In order to work efficiently with a group of people, you must be open to all types of opinions. That way, you can operate smoothly.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying?
One of my favorite quotes is “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” It was said by Henry Ford. To me, this means the biggest obstacle can sometimes be yourself. After that, anything is possible.
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
An issue I think that can be improved upon is the disconnection between the students and the different branches of KSG. Whether it is the knowledge of events or the opportunities available to students, many details are being lost. I plan to increase the forms of communication between the representatives and the respective classes. With that increase in communication, problems students may have or information that needs to be passed around can happen.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
I think one of my best successes was becoming a representative on student senate. What I learned from that was that hard work and determination will get you respect and recognition from your peers. One of my biggest failures was not getting on IFC. From that, I learned that I need to be prepared for anything when it comes to life. I took it lightly and because of that I didn’t cut it. After that, I made sure that when I commit to something that I do it wholeheartedly. If you don’t, you sell yourself short.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
My motivation for running for Vice President is to continue the improvements that are happening with Kettering. With this past year of Student Senate, there have been many changes to make Senate as efficient as it can be. I want to continue what was put into place and to continuously improve. Also, with all the changes that President McMahan has created, I want to help with the transitioning and improving that will be taking place.