Nicholas Silver eyeing for the Executive Board secretary job


Incumbent class-secretary Nicholas Silver announces that he is eyeing for Executive Board Secretary job.

Longxuan (Barry) Yao, Editor-In-Chief

Sophomore Nicholas Silver has announced that he will contest in the 2022-2023 Student Council Executive Board Secretary race. He will face 8th-grade challenges Rachel Huang and Sadie Kieffer for the job; currently a student council member, Silver has the ambition to step into a more proactive leadership role. In an email interview with the Patriot, Silver details his plans for why students should consider him the replacement for the incumbent Naomi Engle. 

Silver explains that the Secretary position is tailored for him, “This position suits me in a multitude of ways. I am an organized and effective communicator. A core value of a secretary, as you may know, is one that communicates and relays information successfully between his/her colleagues,” writes Silver “my skills at ensuring that the Executive board and the Student Council are well informed and organized is something that I will certainly be able to achieve when in office.”

The incoming junior has served as the grade-level secretary for the past two years and is a consistent participant in Student Council meetings. “The past two years of serving as Class Secretary have given me invaluable experience in learning the ins and outs of the Student body and the administration.” Silver believes that he can insert his experience into his new office by hosting more productive meetings that yield tangible results. 

Silver hopes to work with “competent and responsible fellow Executive Board members and Student Council class officers” and strives to achieve greater direct communication between the student body and the school administration. 

Having served twice consecutively on the student council, Silver wants to say to the school community, “Students, fear not! I am not a brutal and dictatorial secretary that will purge my fellow colleagues and assume the throne! I am a respectable and responsible secretary that will work hand in hand with my colleagues, the class officers, and most importantly, the student body.”

Nicholas Silver will present his candidacy to the entire high school community on April 28th, the day of the Executive Board election. Silver will speak to upper-level students in a platform that resembles the first time Viewpoint School has conducted such an assembly after return-on-campus teaching.