By MacKenzie MacDonald
Elm Staff Writer
Senior Zairel Luna was sworn in as the secretary of the Class of 2022 on Oct. 19.
According to senior and President of the Class of 2022 Skyler Hancock, the class secretary sits on a committee of their choice in the Student Government Association.
“As defined in the SGA bylaws, Section 3: ‘The Secretary will be responsible for serving as the communications liaison between their class and the rest of the Washington College community; taking minutes at class officer executive meetings; and running the Class’s social media pages,’” Hancock said.
Luna said she is delighted to use the class’s social media pages to plan events. She wants to bring the members of the class closer together because she feels there is a disconnect between the members of the class.
A member of the Student Government Association since freshman year, where she was a senator and the vice president of mock trial, Luna also acted as the secretary for Model United Nations; vice president of Public Relations and Marketing for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega; and secretary of Service and Community Relations on the SGA Executive Board.
According to the Executive Board By-Laws on the SGA website, the Board position Luna has is like that of her previous role, in that she must talk to the WC community. The only time Luna was not active in SGA was the spring 2021semester which was spent on Zoom.
“I’ve pretty much always been involved in student government since I was a freshman in high school,” Luna said.
In addition to being class president her sophomore and junior years of high school, Luna was also involved in the SGA, where she handled events for the whole school rather than just her graduating class.
Luna said the biggest difference between high school and higher learning SGA is how involved Washington College is with the community.
According to Luna, she never got the chance to engage with her community in high school, but here it’s different.
“I also got the chance to meet a lot of people in the community which is something I never got the chance to do in high school,” Luna said.
Luna said she is excited to be back this semester and is hoping to come back next semester so that she can help plan and be a part of the senior celebrations.
“Senior week is a big part of being a senior and I just want to make it really exciting,” Luna said.
According to Hancock, she is thrilled to have Luna in this position. In electing Luna, this will allow SGA officers to discuss more ideas for the senior class, including the class gift, semester events, service projects, and more.
“Luna cares about the College and the Chestertown community working as an intern with Mid-Shore Pro Bono as well as being a member of the International Studies Council and a sister of Alpha Chi Omega sorority,” Hancock said. “There is no one else who I would want to select to be our class secretary.”
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