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FoCo Elections and Committee Planning

FoCo secretary and treasurer elected as council finds new identity. The council starts the year strong with new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Jonathan Carter
Representatives reading a pamphlet created by Sophomore Oliver Jacobson.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, more than 40 students across all CHS forums gathered in Room 213 for the week’s Forum Council meeting. As the clock struck 2:12 p.m., all attention turned to senior Isabella Jacob, a co-president. As the gable struck the stand, the second council meeting commenced. 

Attendees were welcomed and brought up to speed on the previous meeting, and then it was time for elections. Starting with the race for treasurer, the candidates walked to the front of the room one by one to plead their case. Junior Sam Austin presented ideas that would increase the council’s funds. Austin suggested “implementing a fundraising target” that would be encouraged for all forums. 

Sophomore Oliver Jacobson’s campaign focused on controlling the council’s limited finances. Finances have historically been a barrier for the council. Especially with dances where funds hamper the ability to fund certain aspects of those events.While many ideas were sold and quarreled, the election was ultimately won by senior Parker Haymart of the Brent Forum, who has been on the council for two years. 

“I want students to know that forum council is a truly collaborative environment dedicated to improving our school – we want to hear all of your ideas or complaints,” Haymart said. Anyone who wants to have a larger say in changing our school should consider joining. All voices are welcome.”

Then, it was a quick transition to the race for council secretary. All three candidates stood up to share their platforms. Elegantly placed presentations communicated their strengths and weaknesses to show why they would be the best choice. By the presentations end, senior Ebie Lamb of the Crabtree Forum was elected as secretary. 

“I just want to say that everyone is welcome in forum council, and [now] it’s a great opportunity to join,” Lamb said. “You get to better the school based on students’ needs and plan fun events for your classmates!”

With the elections held and all positions filled, the council got to work choosing and planning in committees. There was much anticipation and excitement particularly towards the events planning. 

“I think a lot of people are looking forward to [planning] the Halloween dance that we’re bringing back. I have been,” Charlotte Rottenberg said. “I think, unfortunately, a lot of stuff that we’d like to do is stuff that isn’t exactly in our control. We have to work a lot of one-on-one with the leaders at the middle schools.”

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Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter, Journalist
Jonathan Carter is a Junior at Community. This is his first semester of doing journalism and he is ecstatic to be a part of the Communicator staff. When he’s not at school or work, you can find him at a local coffee shop relaxing with a good book. He enjoys babysitting, technology and watching movies. Jonathan is so excited to be a part of the Communicator staff because he loves connecting to those in the community and writing.

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