E. Delaney

E. Delaney

Emma Delaney, News Writer

After little more than a week of campaigning, this year’s HHS President of Chorus was elected into office. The president has many responsibilities, including leading the class in the director’s absence and helping to make decisions; it will require pro-activity and vigilance from her. The three candidates that participated included Camryn Haney, Peyton Lee, and Erin Lord. After campaigns, the class decided that Haney would make the best president. I’ve interviewed two anonymous members of the HHS Chorus individually who will answer some questions for us.

1. What qualities does chorus class need in a president?

“They have to know a lot about music in general,” the first respondent asserted. “Two of their biggest tools would be leadership skills and sight-reading. The job of the president is to take place of the director while the director’s gone.”

“I think they should have been in chorus for at least a couple years, definitely,” said respondent two. “They should know their way around the classroom.”

2. How do you think Haney will be able to help with activities this year?

Respondent two replied “She’ll be able to lead us and to get us through the song if Mrs. Hamilton goes out.”

3. What is the best quality in the new president?

Respondent one considered before replying earnestly, “[Haney] knows when to wind down and when to get serious. She isn’t just overly serious all the time, but she isn’t just messing around constantly either, which is a really very useful skill to have.”

“She’s kind and tries to get to know everyone,” our second respondent answered.

4. Do you think this will be good overall for this year’s class?

“Yeah, by a thousand miles,” our first respondent vehemently answered. “From what I’ve seen, it looks like it’ll be great year.”

“Definitely,” the second respondent verified.

5. If you could give any advice to the new president, what would it be?

“Don’t screw up. No, I’m kidding,” respondent one joked. Seriously, “just treat students with respect, and plan ahead; you never know. Have something ready in your mind the day before. Just in case there’s a surprise. Be ready for anything.”

Respondent two advised: “Try to get to know everyone and help out when Mrs. Hamilton’s not there. Don’t be afraid to step up in front of the class.”

Our interviewees both had high hopes. They leave their new president with one last, benevolent phrase:

“We wish you the best, Camryn!”