IV Formers Alper Canberk, Rana Myneni, and John Weaver were voted as finalists for Vice President of Academics from six candidates; Sunjay Riener, Katie Li, and Andrew Lau were voted as finalists for Vice President of Honor from nine candidates; and Annabelle Rustum and Caroline Foster were voted as finalists for Vice President of Social Life by the IV Form class this past Thursday.

IV Formers Alper Canberk, Rana Myneni, and John Weaver were voted as finalists for Vice President of Academics from six candidates; Sunjay Riener, Katie Li, and Andrew Lau were voted as finalists for Vice President of Honor from nine candidates; and Annabelle Rustum and Caroline Foster were voted as finalists for Vice President of Social Life by the IV Form class this past Thursday.

Academic Representative of the Woodhull House Canberk hopes to solve age-old problems with modern solutions. His platform focuses on three main points: the Houseletter, a Club Skip Day, and virtual peer tutoring. Canberk has already coded a Houseletter email which will inform students of their meal choices for that day. Online peer tutoring will similarly be designed by Canberk, allowing all students to reach out to tutors from the comfort of their room. He also hopes to implement a "Club Skip Day," which will allow students to miss an athletic requirement once every two to three weeks to attend club activities.

Myneni's platform contains initiatives that are both "achievable and realistic." His ideas strive to ensure that academics remain manageable. In terms of academic success, he hopes to expand peer tutoring, open alternative study spaces, and to start an academic council. Myneni also aims to restructure the 24-hour pass so it can "roll over" to other terms if unused. As for mental health initiatives, Myneni wants to work with the rest of Student Council to "decrease stress and pressure across all aspects of life."

As Vice President of Academics, Weaver aims to reacclimate students back to campus life after virtual spring. He hopes to give students a "clean slate" in the fall term by making the first major assignment ungraded. A central component of his argument deals with promoting a strong and healthy academic community through a school-wide spelling bee competition and LQ Trivia contests during school meetings. To promote motivation, Weaver plans to hold an optional Saturday study hall to give students a quiet space to complete work.

As the Vice President of Honor and Discipline, Riener hopes that he can provide support for all students while helping them through any issues. Riener understands that "Lawrenceville is a stressful place" and how taxing going through the Disciplinary Process is. He hopes to "reinstall honor representatives in all the Houses" to provide more accessible forms of support. He also wants to promote transparency and clarification of ambiguous School rules in hopes of preventing any accidental violations of School rules.

Li's main goal as the Vice President of Honor and Discipline is to improve the overall mental health of Lawrenceville students. She aims to make the disciplinary process simpler and to make Lawrenceville a "more comfortable and unified community." Li hopes to have a mental wellness presentation given by the infirmary counselors at school meeting. She also wants to create an anonymous text or email system for the students with counselors. In addition, she wants to promote transparency by providing "relevant statistics" and through holding "monthly town hall" meetings.

As Vice President of Honor and Discipline, Lau aims to make the honor system more transparent. His main goals include clarifying the DC process and School Rules and organizing more open discussions regarding the Honor system. He hopes to create a "concrete probational program" to shorten probation periods. Lau also hopes to "organize more in-depth discussions between the Honor Council and the administration" to facilitate communication about the effectiveness of old and new policies.

As the Vice President of Social Life, Rustum hopes that she can help "make Lawrenceville social again." To combat poor turnout at School events, she wants to include the student body's voice by giving students the ability to reflect on past events while also providing House Cup points as an incentive. Additionally, she hopes to create a Social Life Council to plan events like a winter House Olympics to sustain School spirit throughout the entire School year. Rustum also wants to implement a paint and chalk wall, "a Connected Campus Initiative to promote unity, more under-the-lights games, and a student social space."

Carter House Social Representative Foster wants to increase student participation in campus-wide events and school spirit. A spirit team led by seniors "similar to captains or prefects" will lead the entire school in support of all teams and events. In addition, to ensure that students will not have to "choose between studying and supporting their peers and going out to social events," Foster aims to lighten the homework loads on weekends such as Hill Weekend or Homecoming. By collaborating with all groups on campus, she hopes to drive participation and enthusiasm in new and existing social activities.

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