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2019-2020 SGA

By Nikita Rana, Bridget Corpus, Sidharth Raj

The Student Government Association is a group of leaders who hold office during their junior and senior years. This year, the student body voted on Friday, May 18, and the new SGA was announced. And the new members of the SGA are…

Co-Presidents: Griffin Lazlo and Nikhil Kalyanaraman
Directors of Student Affairs: Anne Chu and Sami Srolovitz

PSFA Representative: Michael Gibson

Club Representative: Dylan Fitzgerald

Freshman/Junior Representative: Moksha Annigeri

Sophomore/Senior Representative: Sophia Yun

Communications Chairperson: Cade McManus

We had the opportunity to interview the SGA, and their responses are shared below.

Griffin Lazlo
Why did you originally want to be on SGA?
“I wanted to help the school become a better place. I want everybody to have more fun and for it to be more entertaining. I want us to learn more but have a lot of fun as we do it.”

If you were to have a sweet 16, what would your theme be?
“Beach balls!”

Nikhil Kalyanaraman
What do you intend on doing with your position?
“Well, one of the main things is making town halls more interesting. I think one of the main ways we can do this by bringing the town halls outside, and making them more interactive, because I think that everyone pays more attention and likes the activities better when they’re involved and do something.”

If Germans were the tallest people on the world, how would you prove it?
“I’d probably ask the German census bureau to measure the heights of everyone.”

Anne Chu
Do you have any plans for the future of BTHS?
“Something that I really want to do is add outside furniture, because we’re always sitting on the ground. I also want a pool on the roof, but that’s probably not going to happen.”

What would be the name of your debut album?
“Short and Spicy”

Sami Srolovitz
Why did you originally want to be on SGA?
“I wanted to be on SGA because this is supposed to be a place that we can all be proud of, and I wanted to make sure that we have a say in how that happens, and I want to represent everyone, making sure everyone enjoys.”

If you were a brand, what would be your motto?
“The snack that smiles back.’ Because I’m a snack and I smile.”

Michael Gibson
What do you intend on doing with your position?
“I intend on communicating with the PSFA and student body, to make a more cohesive group, and to make sure we get more money.”

How would you sell hot cocoa in Florida?
“First, we make Florida cold. I’m not sure how we’re going to do it, maybe by using reverse-global warming. And then we’ll sell hot cocoa.”

Dylan Fitzgerald
Do you have any plans for the future of BTHS?
“I want our SPIGs to have more participation and for them to have more substance in what they do now at Biotech. Right now, at the club fair, people just show up, they write down their names, and they don’t really have the power to host any meetings in or out of school. I think that [SPIGs] are a really great way to express themselves at Biotech and get involved so I would love to see them to be more recognized by the school as organizations. I also want to make it easier for them to come and talk to the SGA and suggest their ideas.”

Describe the color yellow to someone who is blind.
“It's a warm color. If you were to walk outside and feel the sun, then that’s the color yellow.”

Moksha Annigeri
What do you intend on doing with your position?
“As Freshman-Junior Rep, I would like to increase communication between all the grades while continuing to voice out the opinions of both my grade and the incoming freshmen. I know that as an incoming freshman, it might be a little scary or difficult, so I want to help them get used to Biotech as a whole.”

If you were to get rid of one state in the USA, which one would you get rid of and why?
“Probably Louisiana, because I usually forget it’s a state, and generally don’t know where it’s located, until I went to history class and learned all the states. Thank you, Mr. Arpa!”

Sophia Yun
Why did you originally want to be on SGA?
“Ever since I came to Biotech I thought the SGA had a big role in influencing students, teachers, parents and everyone alike. I wanted to be able to influence people and spread my positivity to everyone to make our school better.”

You’re a new addition to a crayon box. What crayon would you be and why?  
“I want to be the crayon box sharpener on the back because it’s cool.”

Cade McManus
Do you have any plans for the future of BTHS?
“I want to increase how often people observe the boards and make it more fun for everybody. I feel like [the boards] are not used enough right now.”

You have been given an elephant that you can’t sell or give away. What do you do with it?
“Obviously, I would use it for transportation. I mean, it’s big, practical, and pretty easy to feed, so definitely, transportation."

Between beach balls, town halls, roof pools, positivity, reverse-global warming, more usage of the boards, less existence of Louisiana, and more participation of SPIGS, the new SGA will keep Biotech interesting and fun for years to come.

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