By Chloe Yeager
“Nicole Nacauili, Senior”
How long have you been in ASB?
“I was in ASB for two years, Sophomore year as a member at large, and Junior year as a Commissioner of Student Affairs.”
Pro & Cons?
“Pros: I liked how busy it kept me and I loved being involved in planning activities and events for school. Being ‘behind the scenes’ in all the planning and work was super fun and it made me work hard and appreciate my school.
Cons: I was at school ALL THE TIME. I also procrastinate a lot so many times I always had to rush to finish things. In the class, sometimes we didn’t get along and our ideas would clash, but in the end we would always compromise. One of the biggest things is criticism from our fellow students and maintaining the status as an ASB member. It’s hard to overhear our students not appreciate the stuff we put on because we all work really hard and spend countless hours to plan events. We also have to make sure we look good as a whole. We have to be careful about the things we post or say and set an example for our class.”
What is your favorite part, why?
“My favorite part of ASB is watching the event we have planned and worked for play out successfully and to watch students enjoy themselves. I love knowing that I contributed to fun events and especially the moment it’s all over and we can finally take a break.”
Do you take the class?
“This year I did not take the class. I miss being busy with it, but I told myself if I didn’t win the election for ASB President last year I didn’t want to go down the hierarchy of class and I would use my time to find a job or volunteer more.”
Do you regret anything about your experience?
‘I don’t regret anything really. The class taught me much and I made memories and friends in that class.”
Do you recommend it?
“I recommend ASB if you’re willing to give 100% and like being involved in your school and if you’re willing to make time for it as well.”
If you could change anything about your experience what would it be?
“I think my biggest thing I would change would be to be open to meeting more people in the class. I didn’t realize how close I could end up being with some of my fellow ASB member until around the end of the year and I was bummed out that most of them would be graduating Seniors. If ASB has taught me anything; it’s that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can lead you into some of the best memories.”
On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy it?
“I think sometimes the scale would vary everyday but most days I’d rate it about a 7.”
Is there any struggle with keeping your grades up?
“ I always knew that my grades would always come before anything, so with that mindset, I always knew to prioritize my homework rather than ASB work. I had to learn to plan things ahead of time and do a little each day with my ASB work so I did not find myself overwhelmed with school work and ASB.”