Interviews with 2019 ASB President and Senior Vice President Candidates

The candidates for ASB President and Senior Vice President make it difficult to vote because both candidates for each position are exceptional leaders!  To gain insight on some of the changes these candidates are hoping to make to Centennial, I asked them all a few questions. Below the interviews is the voting link.  Don’t forget to vote by 3/15 at 11:59 PM!

ASB President Candidate: Dylan Wilson

Me: What makes you a unique candidate for ASB President?

Dylan: I believe I make a unique candidate for ASB President because of my approach to leadership. I believe that making real, genuine connections with people through honest communication inspires growth and positive change. As well, I emphasize not only completing ASB events, but having fun while doing that because it truly reflects in our events.

Me:How will the senior class benefit from you being their ASB President?

Dylan: All classes, including the upcoming senior class, will benefit if I were to become ASB President due to my determination to increase the student body’s appreciation to themselves! I believe as an ASB, we are for the student body, and I want to dedicate myself to every single voice at centennial.

Me: What is the number one change you want to make to Centennial High School as ASB President before graduation?

Dylan: The number one change I would love to make as ASB President is to end the negative stigmas people place on themselves. That they “can’t do it because they’re not smart enough or athletic enough or etc”. I want to inspire people to look to the sunny side of things even in the darkest storms. To ensure everyone at Centennial High school knows their self worth. With someone that has dealt with these issues first hand, I want to create an atmosphere here at centennial where we build each other up in collaboration with different clubs at Centennial! I believe that sunny year is ahead of us.

ASB President Candidate: Jadyn Gomberg

Me: What makes you a unique candidate for ASB President?

Jadyn: What makes me a unique candidate for ASB President is my leadership experience.  I’ve had the honor of being elected Class President every year: Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior year!  I also serve on the Corona Mayor’s Youth Council and on Centennial’s Advisory Council. My executive experience on campus and in our community has provided me with the training, knowledge, and skills necessary to be ASB President.  In ASB, all officers are assigned to assist other committees (social committee, spirit & assemblies, etc.), but the President position is unique because I get to do it all! I’ve spent 3 years planning assemblies, hosting events & fundraisers, writing scripts, doing marketing…if it’s part of ASB, I’ve done it and I’ve loved it!  I have also planned for and hosted every Class Council meeting for the past 3 years. Leadership is not just an interest of mine, it is who I am. I have dedicated my entire high school experience to the students at Centennial; it is my sole focus and I promise to always lead with my heart.

Me: How will the senior class benefit from you being their ASB President?

Jadyn: I believe my Presidency will benefit all classes; however, I have a very special relationship with the Class of 2020.  I have been their President for 3 years and we have been through everything together. I understand how much their Senior year means to them and have worked hard for 3 years to ensure that they have the Senior year they deserve!  As Class President, I always promised to work hard at fundraising to ensure that the students will have the funds necessary for the best Senior year yet. I’m proud to say that I have fulfilled that promise. Now, as ASB President, I will continue to support the Senior class by listening to them, advocating for them, and making sure all of their Senior year wishes come true!

Me: What is the number one change you want to make to Centennial High School as ASB President before graduation?

Jadyn: Being ASB President is not just about me, it is about the students and that is the first change I plan on implementing.  I want next year to be the YEAR OF YOU! I want our students to have the high school experiences they want, they type of assemblies and events they want to attend, and to make the high school memories they will cherish.  I want ASB to be more accountable to the student body. Since ASB plans and oversees most school events and activities, I want students input and involvement before plans are made to ensure excitement, involvement and school pride.  We have so many spirited and creative students at Centennial and I want all of their ideas to be heard.  I plan on hosting our first ASB – Behind the Scenes meeting right away to make sure all 2019-2020 events include their input.  Together, we will make the YEAR OF YOU a huge success!

Senior Vice President Candidate: Kaylee Smoot

Me: What makes you a unique candidate for Senior Vice President?

Kaylee: My experience. I have been involved in my school's leadership programs since the 4th grade and it's something I'm very passionate about. I believe my desire to be a leader and to get the job done will help me lead a successful senior year and makes me unique for this position.

Me: How will the senior class benefit from you being their Senior Vice President?

Kaylee: They will benefit with me as their vice President because I can help all of their voices be heard. I'm involved in our soccer and lacrosse teams, CSF, Students for Christ and multiple A.P. classes. My acquaintances are limited to one branch of the student body so I will ensure the opinions of our class are heard, regardless of what interests they have or who they hang out with.

Me: What is the number one change you want to make to Centennial High School as Senior Vice President before graduation?

Kaylee: I want more student involvement. This is OUR senior year, not just mine, and not just the seniors in ASB. This is why it's so important that everyone's voice is heard. I want more people at class council meetings, more online surveys, and more messages informing the student body-and senior class- of what's going on. I believe when people realize their input is being considered and used for events they will be motivated to be more involved in said events.

Senior Vice President Candidate: Sophia Chavez

Me: What makes you a unique candidate for Senior Vice President?

Sophia: I want more student involvement. This is OUR senior year, not just mine, and not just the seniors in ASB. This is why it's so important that everyone's voice is heard. I want more people at class council meetings, more online surveys, and more messages informing the student body-and senior class- of what's going on. I believe when people realize their input is being considered and used for events they will be motivated to be more involved in said events.

Me: How will the senior class benefit from you being their Senior Vice President?

Sophia: My class will benefit because I will work tirelessly to ensure that they have the best possible year they can have. I have a very open mind which will come in handy towards hearing and incorporating everyone’s ideas.

Me: What is the number one change you want to make to Centennial High School as Senior Vice President before graduation?

Sophia: My top priority is to change how involved classes are in ASB. Personally I don’t think there is a great awareness of what the program does and what it’s in charge of which causes a great misunderstanding between the two. By fixing this it’ll insure a greater comfort and collaboration between the two. I plan on doing this by increasing the platforms in which this information can be reached because I know so many people can’t make it to class council meetings. Ultimately making this last hoorah the best it can be is my number one priority.

This year will be tough to vote, but make sure to do so by clicking this link: http://cen10asb.electionrunner.com/