Boonstra, Robbins to lead 2022-23 Student Council

Tyler, Nathwani, Khanna elected class presidents

Caroline Hohner, Features Editor

After a week of campaigning, a day of voting and hours of anticipation, the student body elected a new student government Friday for the coming school year headed by Fermi Boonstra as all-school president and Graham Robbins as all-school vice president. 

“I was really excited. I’ve worked really hard these last three years, and it’s kind of been my dream,” Fermi said. “Obviously a lot of hard work coming to fruition feels really good.” 

Fermi also reiterated her commitment to her campaign promises.

“I definitely want to emphasize mental health. You know, I ran on a bunch of stuff about like absences and, yeah like mental health days,” Fermi said. “I also want to make sure that Lab is like more spirited because I think we’re missing a lot of that school spirit.” 

This year, every seat on Student Council was contested. Competition for seats led to impassioned video speeches, coaxing with candy and massive posters hung in stairwells. 

Voting was delayed until 10:40 a.m. to allow all 9th, 10th and 11th grade advisories to finish viewing videos created by each candidate.

Other all-school elections resulted in James McCullen, secretary; Lucas Caldentey, treasurer; Akshay Badlani, Cultural Union president and William Meyer, Cultural Union vice president.

The Class of 2023 officers include Sydney Tyler, president; Maya Herron, vice president; William Montague and Lena Stole, Cultural Union representatives.

The Class of 2024 officers include Zoe Nathwani, president; Brandon Chang, vice president; Adam Cheema and Maurice Nueman, Cultural Union representatives.

The Class of 2025 officers include Krish Khanna, president; Lisa Tao, vice president; Ben O’Donnell and Olin Nafziger, Cultural Union representatives.

Zoe and Krish were both reelected as presidents for their respective classes.

Turnout was high for this election cycle, with 95% voting: 96% of 11th graders, 94% of 10th graders and 95% of 9th graders.