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Top left: George Danzelaud, Top right: Cameron Iizuka, Bottom: Sydney Seymour

President – Senior Class

George Danzelaud (He/Him)

  • Why should a student, who has potentially never met or interacted with you, vote for you?

If we have not spoken in our time together at LO, I want to change that. Reach out to me and let’s talk about the cool activities you’ve been up to lately or whatever’s on your mind.

I’m running for Senior Class President because we have one year left of high school and I simply want to maximize its potential by bringing all of our best ideas together. I am optimistic that we will return to school at some point and that whenever we do, we will have a series of fun and spirited events to look forward to that will make our last year count. I’ll use surveys and polls to decide on what kinds of fun we all truly want.

Aside from the fun, I want to diversify student recognition. Not everyone is a star football player or lead vocalist in choir, but every person in our class has passions that are worth acknowledging. It’s not only more fair to honor more unique activities, but it also makes people feel good about themselves and their interests. Ultimately, what matters to me is that all of us are happy our senior year on top of our hard work.

  • What sets you apart from the other candidates?

What sets me apart in this election is my involvement in a range of activities in and out of school, which helps me relate to all types of people with various interests and makes me value the need for balance between work and fun. To be specific, I have experience in sports like track and field and coed soccer, music with orchestra and guitar, visual arts through graffiti art and drawing, and the outdoors. So, I understand the athlete’s drive, the musician’s passion, the artist’s creativity, and the explorer’s adventurousness. And through this understanding, I will work to make sure all of us feel included and are having a great time our senior year.

In addition to my interests, I have the experience it takes to make change at our school. I’m an avid volunteer with the Oregon Human Society and American Cancer Society, where I help animals and people in need. I am the former President of my class of National League of Young Men, which is the male equivalent of National Charity League, so I know how to listen to the ideas of others and make them happen. Finally, I was a Track Team Captain this past year, so I get what it takes to keep us all motivated to succeed and enjoy doing it.

  • How would students know that you’re willing to put in the work for our school?

My enthusiasm at school, dedication to academics and extracurriculars, and passionate school spirit reflect my devotion to our community at the high school. I will bring the work hard, play hard mentality to our senior year so that each day is interesting and fun regardless of what each of our schedules are like.

Also, my leadership experiences through volunteering, track team captain, and NLYM class president show that I will take the role seriously, so that we can institute as many of our positive ideas as possible next year. The plans I have to continuously create surveys and broaden recognition speak to my quality of being a team player, representing our class as well as I can.

Cameron Iizuka (She/Her)

  • Why should a student, who has potentially never met or interacted with you, vote for you?

If they’ve never met or interacted with me, for starters, I’d love to meet them. I think it’s really important to have a group of Class Officers that know and understand the needs of the student body, and the best way for that to happen is by getting out there and talking to people. 

We need a sense of unity among our class and that starts with electing someone who can represent the different groups and ideas, and do it well. Someone should vote for me because they see that I am motivated, diligent, passionate, and experienced, as well as inspired to listen to more student voices that are from outside of leadership.

  • What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Apart from other candidates, I have the most leadership experience, period. I’ve been a Class Officer for two years and served on ASB for one year, so I understand exactly how to get stuff done for you all. Especially with new initiatives –like a Valentine’s Dance, special spirit days, boba or clothing giveaways, Ping Pong  & Super Smash Bros. tournaments, and putting in place a Suggestion Box– we need someone who can get them done, and in an efficient, well thought-out, and organized way.

  • How would students know that you’re willing to put in the work for our school?

While serving on leadership, I have created and organized many events over the past few years. I’ve helped with Ice Cream Socials for our class, created March Memeness and the Swag Swap for the entire school, and I’ve tried bringing off-campus lunch opportunities to our student body. Besides reviving the assembly scene, this past year, I’ve prioritized creating events that people can all enjoy. I want to hear more feedback from students by reinstating the Suggestion Box and listening to student voices, as well as getting more students involved in assembly games, spirit day events, half-time show activities, giveaways, and ASB videos. 

  • What are your greatest weaknesses regarding your position/leadership? How will you work to combat that? What are your greatest strengths regarding your position/leadership? How will you use that to your advantage?

My greatest weakness is that I spread myself too thin. I am a really passionate and creative person, so I like diversifying everything I do, but at times that can be too much and I have to take a step back. I know myself and my abilities, though, and I am fully capable of being president, and doing it well.

My greatest strength is my ability to connect to people. I’m an introverted person by nature, but I love talking to people and getting out of the house to plan events, meet new people, and get excited about whatever’s going on. 

  • Is there anything else you would like to say to students reading this?

I’d absolutely love to talk to anyone about what next year would look like. Please do not hesitate to contact me! My number is 503-901-0270.

Sydney Seymour (She/Her)

  • Why should a student, who has potentially never met or interacted with you, vote for you?

If you don’t know me, I would love to get to know you! I want you to feel loved, important, and a sense of belonging at LO and if you don’t, I want to do everything I can about it. 

  • What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I’m a massive advocate for mental health. I have a mental health blog and so many ideas for our school— a mental health wall, positive affirmation posters, mental health support seminars, a mental health spirit week, and check-ins/questionnaires. I also know that these things CAN and WILL be fulfilled because of my leadership experience—Junior Activities Director, Copy Editor of our Yearbook, Laker Crew Leader, and more. 🙂 

  • How would students know that you’re willing to put in the work for our school?

I’ve done this before and literally loved every second of it. I want next year to be LIT and focus on all aspects of our community. I’m willing to do anything the students want 🙂 

  • What are your greatest weaknesses regarding your position/leadership? How will you work to combat that? What are your greatest strengths regarding your position/leadership? How will you use that to your advantage?

Weakness: I’m emotional and sensitive (not a fan of constructive criticism) BUT don’t worry I can bounce back and shake it off 

Strength: positivity! I love making people laugh out loud and smile! I want to make people feel loved and that goes for EVERYONE at LO not just athletes and “cool” kids (even though we love them too) 

  • Is there anything else you would like to say to students reading this?

Hope you’re having the best day of your life and thank you for reading this! you are AMAZING <333 never forget it! yayyyyy

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