Behind the scenes of Leadership

Leadership is a class that is available to students, but you must either be elected via ASB elections or apply to enter. To apply, you must complete an interview as well as meet  other criteria. Leadership is run by Mr. Soltau, who is there to advise the students with any problems with their tasks, also has the responsibilities of deciding on grading based on students attendance and participation in events. All of the students are separated into commissions, which are groups of students that are in charge of certain areas such as fundraising, elections and clubs (among many others). A normal day starts off with Mr. Soltau going over the daily agenda as well as upcoming events. After the main meeting the different commissions split up to work on their specific jobs, unless there is a major event such as dance or an assembly, in which they would help set it up. 

Leadership is also in charge of approving or denying fundraisers, giving money to clubs, the creation of new clubs, and passing checks. The ASB president starts the meeting and everybody in Leadership votes on the topics mentioned above. 

Adam Flick, Sophomore Vice President, describes leadership as “a class where we work to improve the overall school experience for the students at Washington while also working on our own leadership skills.” In Leadership students also learn skills such as teamwork and management. Lance Aves, Sophomore Class President, says, “To me leadership is a very important part of my life. It has allowed me to be more confident with myself and allows me to work with other great people.”

Rio Collett is a Senior at Washington High School. He has lived in Fremont his entire life. This is Rio’s third year at the paper. Rio loves exploring conspiracy theories as well as letting people know what’s going on near them. Rio loves to game on his pc and plans to go to college and get a job that pays well.

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