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2024 SGA Leadership Appointed
April 25, 2023
Fluvanna County High School has announced the new Student Government Association (SGA) officers for 2023-2024. If you’ve never been a part of SGA, you might be wondering how the officers get appointed, or for that matter, what exactly SGA does other than plan the school’s sprit weeks and pep rallies.
To become an officer in SGA, you first need to be accepted into SGA through an application process, much like a job. Some positions are only available for those who will enter SGA 2, but a class council position or treasurer can be taken by people entering SGA 1 or SGA 2. After all interviews are completed by teacher and SGA Adviser David Small and the current year’s officers, they meet to create next year’s suggested line-up of officers. The group makes three possible line-ups, and then meets one last time to make their final decision.
The officer with the most power and responsibility in SGA is the president, who is responsible for overseeing pretty much everything in the class. They assign individual students’ tasks and duties and make sure that they know their responsibilities. The president oversees anywhere between 15 to 35 SGA staffers at a time.
This year’s president, Faith Shields, oversaw the following SGA officers: Kimberly Bond (Secretary), Bethany Cheripka (Vice President), Arianna Bugg (Treasurer), and Jenna Carel and Aden Melton (Class Council Ambassadors).
Class Council Ambassadors are just like the other officers, except their main focus is to communicate and meet with the class councils to ensure all spirit-related activities are getting done on time.
Junior Jamie Rodriguez, who was announced as SGA President for 2023-2024, has big goals for next year.
“I would have to say that my biggest goal is to make the SGA–and the school as a whole–more cohesive. In the past, I felt that things can get very ‘cliqu-ey’ in student government, and I feel that things would be more connected if people were more willing to work together. After that, I would want to help increase the amount of school spirit. I also just want to improve the school environment in general, and make it a nicer place to be,” she said.
Following are the SGA officers for next year:
President: Jamie Rodriguez
Vice President: Vaile Altherr
Secretary: Tina Jackson
Treasurer: Ariana Nolte
Class Council Ambassadors: Rebekah Kraft and Maddie Daidone