POINT OF INTEREST: Student groups choose new leaders, plan to win awards

The Medallion, Octagon and Student Council have chosen their new leaders for 2016-17.

The Medallion picked two editors-in-chief: junior Shriya Nadgauda and sophomore Nina Dym.

“The editors we selected for next year were chosen based on equal parts leadership, drive and talent,” adviser Mollie Hawkins said.

“We believed they had the best levels of experience in their specialties, being design and business management.”

“Next year we are going to be changing the structure of the yearbook,” Nadgauda said. “Our main goal is to try and cover a wider variety of events, as well as getting better pictures.”

The print editors-in-chief of the Octagon will be juniors Adam Dean and Marigot Fackenthal.

“Marigot is both an excellent writer and designer,” Octagon adviser Patricia Fels said. “She’s a questioner and doesn’t always agree with me, which is what I like.

“Adam’s worked hard with the editors-in-chief and shown his potential for leadership.”

Dean has many hopes for next year.

“Obviously, our main goal for the print is to win a Pacemaker award (the highest award from the National Scholastic Press Association),” Dean said.

Fackenthal said she has big plans to redo the layout of the issues, improving their design.

The online editor-in-chief will be sophomore Sonja Hansen.

“Sonja did a really good job as business manager this year,” Fels said.

“My main focus will be on expanding the online’s media outlets,” Hansen said. “That means more videos, pictures and maybe even some podcasts,”

Juniors Quin LaComb and Mac Scott will be responsible for expanding multimedia and technology.

Student Council chose junior Avi Bhullar as president and junior Alexa Mathisen as vice president.

“They always go above and beyond; Student Council is their top priority,” adviser Patricia Jacobsen said.

Bhullar wants to improve Council events.

“I definitely want to improve the Freshman/Senior Movie Night because it can sometimes be boring and scary for the freshmen,” Bhullar said.

“I also want to reintroduce Olympics Day, High-School Movie Night, and many other fun fundraisers.”

The Glass Knife literary magazine positions will be announced next year.

—By Jack Christian
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