The Student Council President of the Class of 2026 Shares her Plans.
By Abigail Cho
Freshman Hanna Hong has exciting ideas in store for the Class of 2026. Recently elected President, she has already started to work on serving the class. Homecoming had a lot going on behind the scenes, and the Student Council stepped up to this task even when they were new to the position.
“It’s not [super] overwhelming, but I am getting … a lot of responsibility already because for homecoming we [had] to prepare a lot…but I’m very excited to be Class President,” Hong (9) said. “I think it’s a good way to learn and get motivated.”
One important issue that drove her to run was SSL hours. In Montgomery County Public Schools, at least 75 community service hours are required to graduate. However, it can be hard to find service projects for some students.
“I heard so many people saying that they don’t have that many SSL hours,” Hong (9) said. “My goal is to make more SSL opportunities.”
Although all students share the same community service requirements, freshmen need the most support since they have the least experience. The students all came from different middle schools and had to adjust to the environment and challenges of high school.
“I definitely got to know more people that weren’t from my middle school,” Hong (9) said. “My idea was [to] maybe bring us all together for a fun bingo night…and then we can all just have a good time together and get to know each other.”
This class has a lot of enjoyable activities up ahead, planned by an eager student leadership team. Hanna Hong has several goals to make this year unforgettable. She shared her way of staying strong through the campaign process, which can be applicable advice for any student.
“Many friends of mine …helped me,” Hong (9) said, “I just kept on pushing through.”