Meet the Candidates: Jiyeon Kim

Blueprint is committed to restoring the issues and vision to the center stage of this election. We’ve reached out to all declared Student Council candidates to hear about their ideas for the next school year. All responses received will be published prior to the town hall, scheduled to be during lunch on Thursday, April 26 in the Mini-auditorium. This post is neither an endorsement nor disapproval of any particular candidate.

1. Why are you running to be the Community Outreach Liaison?

Student Council, to me, exists to serve the student body and acts as a means of communication between students and the administration and faculty. I’ve been part of Stuco at KIS since freshman year as a rep and especially from being part of the officer team this year, I’ve been able to work alongside and learn from some of the greatest leaders and people I’ve met. Not only do we serve to deliver what we, as students want, but also plan events such as Patio on Fire, spirit week, and prom at the greatest quality we’re capable of making them. The experiences I gained this year is what really propelled me to run again next year. I would love to see successful events that the student body enjoys and help letting all voices be heard.

2. If elected, what do you see to be your role in the Student Council?

Being the Community Outreach Liaison does come with specific roles such as being the main form of communication between organizations such as Service Learning and the PTO, and I definitely see myself actively taking on that responsibility of working as the liaison between such organizations. Aside from being present at meetings and doing what’s needed to be done for that specific role, from my experience on the officer team this year, the bigger part of serving as an officer is working with all other members in planning events, coming up with ideas, and making sure everything happens. Successful events like Patio and pep rallies only come with everyone suggesting idea, having the commitment to be present at run-throughs/rehearsals, and being open to suggestions and changes. If I were to be elected, I would take on those roles further.

3. What makes you the best candidate for this position?

I feel like what makes me the most qualified for this position is my knowledge of how Student Council operates. I’ve seen and experienced first hand what works and what hasn’t and going through those setbacks or achievements will help me make next year’s Stuco even better.

4.In which area do you think our school and the student body face the greatest challenge? How will you work with this challenge?

A lot of people would agree to this, and I feel like one of the areas where KIS faces the biggest challenges is just in involvement and spirit. Through specifically my role, I hope I can further “reach out” to the student body and increase the levels of awareness around certain events. I would also work alongside the creative director and media relations director to help come up with promotional ideas that can increase spirit. For example, increasing the number of people who come to sports home games is one of my goals for next year. One of the ways Stuco tried to help increase the hype around home games is by moving pep rallies, and I hope we can utilise such changes further.

5. What’s a secret talent that you have?

A secret talent I have is getting tanned really easily. I’ll reach out to you if this is something you need help with!

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