Athens Drives kicks off the school year with Student Council elections

Nicholas Rose, Features Copy Editor

Athens Drive High School held Student Council elections Sept. 23 to decide who would lead in school events like pep rallies and spirit week. Due to the 2019-2020 school year being cut short because of COVID-19, elections were not able to be held in the spring of last year as normally done at Athens. 

The elections held this month allowed students to elect two presidents, one vice president, one secretary, one treasurer and ten representatives for their respective grade level. Students that were interested in running for a position were required to complete a Google form that was then used by the school in creating a ballot. The Google form was new to the student council election process as they usually fill out a paper interest form that is physically given to Chris Remaley, faculty advisor for student council. COVID-19 required many different changes to the election process.

The student council members are responsible for planning many different events for the students throughout the year. In past years, student council meetings had been in person after school in Remaley’s room. As students are not at the school, council meetings have gone virtual with the video and audio conferencing capabilities on Zoom. 

“Covid has made it much harder for us to meet each week,” said Gracie White, senior.

There are many activities that the council has always done but the members believe that they are not going to be held this year. It is hoped that some will be able to be held later in the year after the students return to Athens. Despite these issues, the members believe that they will be able to make the most of the school year that they have available to them.

The council is looking forward to the rest of the year. The members are working together to bring the school spirit to the entire student body whether the students are virtually learning or at the Jag Nation. 

“I hope to be back in school soon so that we can get back to normal,” said Carson Hughes, senior.