PANETTA WINS TIGHTEST ELECTION IN WARING HISTORY

Adele MacEwen and Liam Boyd 

Tiny spreads determined the winners in this year’s elections for the Student Advisory Council and the Student Government Day Representative.  Margins of victory in a weighted system of voting are harder to parse than in a conventional plurality system, but every candidate claimed a substantial share of the ballot. The clear winner, however, was Grace Panetta.

Bobby Malley, Campaign Manager for Grace Panetta, says Grace will “Encourage the school to take the issue of diversity seriously, encourage community outreach and be a voice for the people when they have concerns”

Grace Panetta’s ultimate success is in many ways due to her proven track record. Her political background experience provides a level of comfort to voters that the other candidates could not provide. She has spent the last few years devoting her time to public service, and specifically, this past summer, as an intern for Charlie Baker. A majority of the student body remembers the risk Grace took at the campus planning meeting when she stood up in front of the entire community for something she believed in. Grace is not afraid to stand up for the public and voice their issues and concerns. Grace is more than qualified to represent the Waring School’s student body.

Sam Lincoln will be serving as Alternate, meaning that he also will attend Student Government Day, at least as an observer, and quite possibly as a participant. He will not, however, have a seat on the Student Advisory Council.  At break yesterday I asked Sam what voters needed to know about him, he simply responded “just that I’m awesome.”  This is a typical response for him.  Sam comes across as a very nonchalant and relaxed guy.  He’s comfortable in new conversations and quick with a joke with an old friend or a new acquaintance. You can often find him scrolling through reddit pages during debate tournaments, or shooting zombies while he waits for new round postings.

The SAC is largely a sounding board for both students and faculty, functioning as a conduit between the two for ideas and reflections.  In the past, the SAC has weighed in on disciplinary issues (the purpose for which it was created) and assisted with admissions procedures. 

Tiny spreads determined the winners in this year’s elections for the Student Advisory Council and the Student Government Day Representative.  Margins of victory in a weighted system of voting are harder to parse than in a conventional plurality system, but every candidate claimed a substantial share of the ballot. The clear winner, however, was Grace Panetta.

Bobby Malley, Campaign Manager for Grace Panetta, says Grace will “Encourage the school to take the issue of diversity seriously, encourage community outreach and be a voice for the people when they have concerns”

Grace Panetta’s ultimate success is in many ways due to her proven track record. Her political background experience provides a level of comfort to voters that the other candidates could not provide. She has spent the last few years devoting her time to public service, and specifically, this past summer, as an intern for Charlie Baker. A majority of the student body remembers the risk Grace took at the campus planning meeting when she stood up in front of the entire community for something she believed in. Grace is not afraid to stand up for the public and voice their issues and concerns. Grace is more than qualified to represent the Waring School’s student body.

Sam Lincoln will be serving as Alternate, meaning that he also will attend Student Government Day, at least as an observer, and quite possibly as a participant. He will not, however, have a seat on the Student Advisory Council.  At break yesterday I asked Sam what voters needed to know about him, he simply responded “just that I’m awesome.”  This is a typical response for him.  Sam comes across as a very nonchalant and relaxed guy.  He’s comfortable in new conversations and quick with a joke with an old friend or a new acquaintance. You can often find him scrolling through reddit pages during debate tournaments, or shooting zombies while he waits for new round postings.

The SAC is largely a sounding board for both students and faculty, functioning as a conduit between the two for ideas and reflections.  In the past, the SAC has weighed in on disciplinary issues (the purpose for which it was created) and assisted with admissions procedures. 

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