Meet the Candidates: Kevin Park

Kevin Park (’21) is running for the position of Media Relations Director.

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 start of voting. This post is neither an endorsement nor disapproval of any particular candidate.

1. Why are you running to be the Media Relations Director?

My skillset is applicable to my desired position of Media Relations Director. I already have the capabilities to edit promotional videos in a timely manner, so doing this for Student Council will be no different to me. I also want to branch out and create school-related videos to challenge myself in a new area I haven’t been introduced to much before. When I read the role of the Media Relations Director, every description seemed to fit me perfectly. Currently, I am able to market my own YouTube channel through social media posts that reach my Facebook and Instagram followers, and I am able to create effective, aesthetically pleasing promotional posts to attract viewers attention. With all this experience and skills, I thought that I would be a good fit for this position.

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

If I get elected I believe I would be able to utilize my design experience to create Student Council’s promotional posts and inform people about important issues and events in a concise, efficient way. I will also be making videos that market student council events to students. I believe my vast experience in many fields of design would come in handy for the Student Council team.

3. How will you (better) use existing Student Council media outlets to match your vision for KIS and the student body?

Since if I get elected I would be the Media Relations Director for Student Council, I will be heavily using Student council media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram to promote special events that Student Council will be hosting. As you may know, I’ve been streamlining daily and commonplace but tedious processes such as schedule checking for KIS students for the past few years. I believe I can use some of my programming knowledge to automate some tasks that previously required manual labor such as updated the schedule on Instagram for students to see.

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

I think what our school needs is a more consistent upload schedule for posts made by Student Council, currently posts are made during inconsistent times, but I believe if we set up a specific time that becomes well known to the student body. They would know when to expect a post updating students. Building upon this idea is a weekly or even monthly “Update Post” that recaps what happened over the week/month to notify people a student newsletter in a simple easy to read post.

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

I have been running a technology-based YouTube Channel over the past 3 years for fun, this allowed me to develop the skills necessary to create a video in a timely manner, create nice looking graphics and build up a brand known to a lot of the KIS High School student body. I also have 540,000+ views on my channel with 2 of my videos reaching over 95,000 views. All these years I’ve been learning from my mistakes and improving my content while becoming more economical with my time. I have developed skills that require lots of time to learn from and build upon.

6. What is your secret talent?

A lot of my ideas come from accidents.

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