SBO stands for Student Body Officer. Student government is made up of SBOS. It includes the Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary, Activities Coordinator, Public Relations, Spirit Officer (new this year), Artist, Historian, Audio Visuals Officer, Student Relations Officer, and the President, Vice President, and Secretary for each grade.
As Student Body President, I can confidently say that Student Government is not for everyone. It requires a lot of time commitment, hard work, communication, and cooperation to be successful. Running for SBO is far from easy as well. It requires interviewing, teacher evaluations, video and poster-making, and doing one’s best to convince their classmates to vote for them for the positions they are running for.
The Hillcrest Constitution details the specific responsibilities of each position in Student Government. Only seniors are allowed to run for SBO positions, while all underclassmen and the trio of seniors are known as “Class Officers”.
The biggest issue people run into with Student Government is a misunderstanding of what it is. Many people run for SBO in hope of getting a cool jacket or getting more clout from the student body. However, it becomes adamant once one gets on SBO if they are actually committed or not. SBO requires a lot of late hours, working with the administration and other adults, and making difficult decisions while improving on past mistakes. It’s a fantastic opportunity to help serve the school and improve the community, but it’s also something someone has to be 100% into in order to be successful.
Student Government is by far my favorite thing I’ve participated in high school. I’ve met incredible people through it, while making incredible memories and it’s helped me become a better person. SBO elections for next year are currently happening, while Class Officer elections will happen later in April. If anyone ever has any questions regarding SBO, they are welcome to reach out to any current member of the student government.
Hillcrest Student Government 2020-2021
SBO President- Max Lepore
SBO Vice President- Judah Mismash
SBO Secretary- Nicole Crain
Activities Coordinator- Nicole Aragundi
Public Relations: Hibba Ahmed
Treasurer: (the position was removed after this year) Sydney Russell
Audio Visuals: Ethan Kendrick
Historian: Lizzy Hamilton
Student Relations: Ian Tsai
Artist: Anya Tiwari
Senior Class President: Griffin Wright
Senior Class Vice President: Oliver Smith
Senior Class Secretary: Zach Jessop
Junior Class President: Humzah Khan
Junior Class Vice President: Jason Mun
Junior Class Secretary: Anika Balakrishnan
Sophomore Class President: Jaren Ruff
Sophomore Class Vice President: Cameron Kelly
Sophomore Class Secretary: Cameron Jessop
Freshman Class President: Munashe Tanjani
Freshman Class Vice President: Sofronia Mahe
Freshman Class Secretary: Marcela Kodato