Article By: Evan Mirante
Moreya Howell is the current Santa Rosa High School senior class president. Howell ran unopposed this year and is excited to represent her senior class during her final year in high school.
“I chose to run for class president because knowing my last year at [Santa Rosa High School] was going to be online, I wanted to try something different and knew that it could make my senior year more fun and interesting,” said Howell. Even though she’s never been in student government before, she plans to make an impact.
Howell wants students to know that if they have questions or need help with anything they can come to her. “I would like to make sure people feel comfortable reaching out to teachers and people in student government if they have questions and not to be worried about asking any questions,” Howell said. “I would also like people to stay focused and not be stressed as best as they can during these hard situations. We can all do this together.”
Howell realizes that distance learning is going to make her job a little more challenging, seeing as it is much harder to meet students. However, she isn’t going to let this stop her from serving her school. She wants to continue planning fun activities for students both in person and online. She just finished helping organize the Halloween drive through, and is planning a holiday drive through for students and their families as well.
Howell encourages students interested in student government to run for office during their high school career and she offers some advice. “Anyone that wants to run for class president (should) be confident in yourself and know what you’re signing up for,” she said. “Make sure you are prepared and ready to help with students and everything going on at school. But also be ready for lots of fun.”
After high school, Howell plans to attend college. “I hope I can find something I love to study and can continue my education at an amazing school.” She is applying to California State University and a few other universities where she might get a degree in business management.For now, Howell is looking forward to meeting as many students as possible and coming up with fun events to keep the school spirit alive despite distance learning restrictions. If students have questions or just want to reach out, they can contact Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.