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SGA is Welcoming Freshmen into the Organization

Applications for the Class of 2027 to join SGA are now open.
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Student Body President Maddy Berg (’24) and General Member Leyton Perkey (’24) pose as they hold up the gray junior signs. Berg and Perkey are members of the Student Government Association (SGA), which planned the pep rally. “My favorite part of the pep rally was seeing the junior’s development. Last year, we were really quiet but I feel like we’ve definitely improved and I’m so excited to see us become even more hype.” Berg said.

Robinson High School’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced on Thursday, Aug. 17 that they are seeking freshmen to apply to the club. Applications are due on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and are open to every student in the Class of 2027.

“This is the first year that SGA has opened up applications to freshmen since I’ve been at the school. I think that allowing freshmen voices to be in student government is extremely important for the culture of our school,” Executive President Maddy Berg (’24) said. “If SGA ignores the input of 1/4 of our population, then I don’t believe we’re doing our duties well. Having freshmen in student government will allow the campus environment to be shaped in a way that better suits the entirety of Robinson.”

SGA is an organization run by elected students who are responsible for planning and executing major school events, such as pep rallies, homecoming and spirit weeks.

Currently, the organization plans on selecting up to 20 freshmen, split equally between the IB and Traditional populations.

“Freshmen should join SGA because it’s an amazing club and allows people to be super involved in planning school events and seeing the behind-the-scenes of our big projects, such as homecoming and pep rallies,” Senior Class President Tara Kuklen (’24) said. “You [also] meet so many people from all grade levels and from the traditional and IB side.”

The application process will be similar to the ones in previous years. After individuals submit the Google Form, current members of the organization will discuss who is best suited for the club. If one applies to be a general member, they will be notified if they were selected to join the club or not. However, if one applies for Freshman Class President, interviews will be conducted to gain a sense of their character. Once the final candidates for the position are chosen, the freshman class will have the opportunity to vote for their representative.

“I want to join SGA to make new connections with people at Robinson and grow my leadership skills,” Autumn Lebron (’27) said.

Freshmen are encouraged to join the organization to ensure equal representation of all parts of Robinson.

“Having freshmen in SGA will give us more representation especially for the underclassman because we’ve always struggled a bit with catering to them and including their opinions in school events,” Kuklen said.

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Cecilia Cheng, Print Managing Editor
Cecilia Cheng is a senior at Robinson and the Print Managing Editor of Knight Writers. This is her third year on staff and her third year as an editor. A self-proclaimed "Swiftie," Cheng is constantly listening to some form of pop music, but her current favorites include Taylor Swift, Clairo and Pheobe Bridgers. When she's not listening to music, Cheng can be found taking photos, hanging out with friends, thrifting or catching up on her favorite TV shows. As of right now, her absolute favorite show is "Heartstopper," but it fluctuates frequently. This love of TV and movies is reflected in her large discography of reviews on the Knight Writers website and former position as the A&E editor for two years. Cheng makes it clear that A&E is her favorite section. Although she is a big fan of A&E, Cheng enjoys writing articles regardless of their section. "My favorite thing about journalism is the storytelling aspect of it," Cheng said. "I love how I’m able to express my opinion and give people that are underrepresented a voice as well." Outside of journalism, Cheng is involved in many other aspects of the Robinson community, holding positions as the Secretary of Women in STEM and the Social Media Manager of Mu Alpha Theta. Despite her connections to the school, Cheng is excited to graduate and see what awaits her. She hopes to head to her top college, Northeastern, where she plans to major in Biology. However, she isn't prepared to forget her time as a Knight Writer and plans to pursue her journalistic interests as well. "Right now, I’m looking to go to college and major in Biology, to go the pre-med track. I haven’t decided where I want to go yet, but I really hope I get into Northeastern. Also, if it’s possible, I want to double major in Journalism or I would join my college’s newspaper." (Profile by Charlotte Stone)
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