As the school year rounds to a close, there are many things that are bittersweet for many of us seniors, including passing the torch to the many juniors that make up the halls of this school. In more ways than one, this will be done in the upcoming months and throughout the summer, but specifically, the month of April is heralded as the month that the CROYA Executive Board Elections take shape.
Throughout the next three weeks, some of your own brave peers will face the intimidation of public speaking as they speak to their peers on why they feel they deserve a position on the Student Executive Board. It all started last night. Wesley Dixon, Spencer Silvernail, Isabelle Andress, and Aiden Kinsella all ran for the position that holds the power, Chairman of the Board. Unfortunately, only one person can hold this job and be the “face” of CROYA and hold the incredible position in such an amazing community like Lake Forest.
Last night, the votes were counted–more than twice–and the election results for your very own 2017-2018 school year are in. I will be passing the torch to Spencer Silvernail this coming May at the recognition dinner to be the new CROYA Chairman. At that point, the old Exec Board will be out and the new Exec Board will be sworn in.
In addition to the new Chairman being elected last night, two new young adults were elected to the executive committee as the Community Service and Leadership Chairmen. These positions are in charge of taking on the responsibility of organizing service opportunities and leading the fall CROYA retreat alongside the returning senior leaders this coming fall. After the ballots were counted, Eli Fietsam and Shaffer Franklin were voted onto the board to serve as CSL vice Chairmen.
On behalf of CROYA, I would personally like to thank everyone who has made it out to a meeting this year and in year’s past to keep something as incredible as the family of CROYA living and thriving. It is not often that you can find a place to feel as comfortable as you feel in your own home, or be surrounded by people who are so different from yourself, but preserve a connection. There is a certain magic that happens within the walls of CROYA and I can only believe that it will be lived out with the new members of the Exec Board to come in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, shoot Spencer, Eli, and Shaffer a congratulations when you see them in school tomorrow and we will see you next week for another round of elections when the Vice Chairman, CSL Chairman, and Foundation Liaison candidates run for their chance to be a part of something great.