2021-22 SA Election Information

Dear SA Officer Applicants,

Thank you for your interest in running for a Student Association officer position! Being a SA officer is an important job that requires a lot of time, effort, dedication, and responsibility. It is also very rewarding as it provides you with great memories, opportunities to have fun, create school wide initiatives, build leadership skills for your resume, and gets you involved in the decisions that affect every student here at Central.

This application is used to apply for the following elected positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Student Association. Here you will find information on each position and eligibility requirements as well as a checklist for election requirements.

In order to qualify to run for office, you will be required to submit and meet the requirements contained in this application, obtain teacher recommendations, write a short position paragraph to be posted online, and deliver a speech to your class, which will be posted online. Note: In order to run for a class officer position, you MUST meet all criteria listed. Before running a campaign for elected office, you must complete all pre-election activities, and be approved by the current Student Association. After that approval, you will be notified and given permission to run for an elected office.

If you have any questions, please email Miss Gillis at studentassoc217@gmail.com. Be sure you know the deadlines and meet them. Thank you for supporting Central students and good luck!

SA Executive Office Application Process

Election Schedule:

  • [11/5/21] Teacher Rec & Online Application for Candidacy for all position
  • [11/12/21]Notification of eligibility to run will be communicated via SDP email.
  • [11/19/21]Copy of Video Speech (YouTube Link) and promotion paragraph are due for all positions. Email: Studentassoc217@gmail.com
  • [11/23/21] Video speech and written paragraph available to view online through your sponsor’s Google Classroom.
  • [11/29/21] Elections for all positions will take place in advisory.

Eligibility for Student Association Presidential candidacy:

  1. Be a Junior at C.H.S.
  2. Maintain an un-weighted academic average of 3.0
  3. Currently on track to receive Barnwell Honors for the 2020-2021 school year (see handbook for details)
  4. Have held an office or position of responsibility in a school club or organization, and have discharged the duties faithfully and well
  5. Have no more than 5 incidents of absence and/or 5 late arrivals
  6. Have exceptional communication skills
  7. Must have academic and social privileges and good classroom behavior and attendance
  8. May not hold any significant office or position while serving as Senior Class President including, but not limited to the following positions: Editor-in-Chief of yearbook, Centralizer, Mirror; Captain of Stage Crew; Concert Master/Mistress of Orchestra/Band
  9. Be available for a time commitment of 10 hours a week or more depending on SA events 10. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Eligibility for Student Association Vice-Presidential candidacy:

  1. Be a Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman at C.H.S.
  2. Maintain an un-weighted academic average of 3.0
  3. Currently on track to receive Barnwell Honors for the 2020-2021 school year (see handbook for details)
  4. Have no more than 5 incidents of absence and/or 5 late arrivals
  5. Have exceptional communication skills
  6. Must have academic and social privileges and good classroom behavior and attendance
  7. May not hold any significant office or position while serving as Senior Class President including, but not limited to the following positions: Editor-in-Chief of yearbook, Centralizer, Mirror; Captain of Stage Crew; Concert Master/Mistress of Orchestra/Band
  8. Be available for a time commitment of 10 hours a week or more depending on SA events 9. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Eligibility for Student Association Secretary or Treasurer candidacy:

  1. Be a Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman at C.H.S.
  2. Maintain an un-weighted academic average of 2.5
  3. Have no more than 5 incidents of absence and/or 5 late arrivals
  4. Have exceptional communication skills
  5. Must have academic and social privileges and good classroom behavior and attendance
  6. May not hold any significant office or position while serving as Senior Class President including, but not limited to the following positions: Editor-in-Chief of yearbook, Centralizer, Mirror; Captain of Stage Crew; Concert Master/Mistress of Orchestra/Band
  7. Be available for a time commitment of 10 hours a week or more depending on SA events 8. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Student Association Officer Descriptions

Student Association President:

The SA President is responsible for:

  1. Creating and working on initiatives to improve student life and school spirit.
  2. Overseeing and collaboratively working with other SA officers
  3. Meeting with Central’s President at least once a month
  4. Meeting with Central’s Alumni Association
  5. Participating in and helping to organize Widener, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming, and International Day. (when permitted)
  6. Communicating with SA officers, club presidents and SA representatives at meetings and via email, and involving them in the decision-making process
  7. Presenting students’ concerns to the administration
  8. Attending all assemblies to promote the presence of the SA
  9. Reporting to the SA office every morning during advisory and on their lunch period to work on SA initiatives
  10. Maintaining good grades, limiting absences and arriving at school on time.
  11. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Student Association Vice President:

  1. The SA Vice President is responsible for:
  2. Directing any social events sponsored by the SA office
  3. Creating social initiatives sponsored by the SA office, such as theme days, etc.…
  4. Taking over the duties of the SA president any time the president is absent
  5. Participating in and helping to organize Widener, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming, and International Day. (when permitted)
  6. Involving SA representatives in SA meetings and initiatives
  7. Aiding and collaborating with SA officers on various initiatives
  8. Attending all assemblies to promote the presence of the SA
  9. Reporting to the SA office every morning during advisory and on their lunch period to work on SA initiatives
  10. Maintaining good grades, limiting absences and arriving at school on time.
  11. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Student Association Secretary

The SA Secretary is responsible for:

  1. Aiding and collaborating with SA officers on various initiatives
  2. Recording all meeting notes on Google drive and sharing them with the SA sponsor in a timely manner
  3. Maintaining organized notes
  4. Performing any light typing or clerical work such as filing as delegated by the SA sponsor
  5. Maintaining attendance records at SA meetings
  6. Participating in and helping to organize Widener, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming, and International Day. (when permitted)
  7. Attending all assemblies to promote the presence of the SA
  8. Reporting to the SA office every morning during advisory and on their lunch period to work on SA initiatives
  9. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Student Association Treasurer

The SA Treasurer is responsible for:

  1. Aiding and collaborating with SA officers on various initiatives
  2. Fundraising, finding unique ways to raise money for SA that do not take opportunities from classes/clubs
  3. Monitoring requests for bake sales, communicating bake sale dates to the SA sponsor and sending confirmations to club presidents and club sponsors when bake sale dates are scheduled (when permitted)
  4. Keeping financial records.
  5. Counting money and preparing deposit slips
  6. Participating in and helping to organize Widener, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming, and International Day. (when permitted)
  7. Writing receipts to students when necessary
  8. Attending all assemblies to promote the presence of the SA
  9. Reporting to the SA office every morning during advisory and on their lunch period to work on SA initiatives
  10. Maintaining good grades, limiting absences and arriving to school on time
  11. Attend and be available for all online meetings (virtually). Be in the SA Office during advisory at least 4 times a week (in person learning) or you will be asked to step down.

Election Requirements Checklist

  • Meet eligibility requirements and closely read the responsibilities of the position you seek.
  • Please fill out the online application for candidacy.
  • Please have one teacher write you a short recommendation that describes why you would be a good candidate for SA Officer. The recommendation can be submitted using the teacher rec. Google Form.
  • Receive notification of eligibility to run
  • Create a promotional paragraph that explains to potential voters why you are running for this position, and what your ideas are for SA activities – prior examples are on the SA website, but note what is required this year.
  • Create campaign video – no longer than 90 seconds
  • You may create campaign posters for social media, but they must be approved by Miss. Gillis. Please email flyers to studentassoc217@gmail.com and get them approved before posting. No negative campaigning is permitted.
  • All of these steps must be completed for your election packet to be complete and for you to run for office.