2018-2019 Student Government Officer Statements

We are proud to announce the CHS Student Government Officers for the 2018-2019 year. See the election statements below for more information regarding each officer and the position they hold.


CHS Student Government 2018-2019 Officers

President

Reshmika Ramesh

President-Elect

Avishek Chand

Treasurer

Eileen Byeon

Publicist

Anusri Yanumula

2+4 BSMD Co-President (Year 2)

Rithvik Nallapareddy

3+4 BSMD Co-Presidents (Year 2)

Amy Byeon

Iqbal Grewal

2+4 BSMD Co-President (Year 1)

Kartik Goswami


Student Body President-Elect

Avishek Chand

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?


As a student government officer at CHS, I plan to serve the student body, faculty, and even the members of the community. Through my experience and previous leadership positions, I have learned much about team-building and student body growth. I would like for CHS to be well-known throughout the Greater Sacramento and Northern California area. My plan as President would mean a boost to the general student body, including but not limited to: multiple sports teams, more affiliations with community-based organizations, and galas and social events for our blossoming medical professionals. In order to further bring a new wave of success to all our students, I plan on working with grant writers to organize grants for the students at our university. I am passionate about serving others, and I will dedicate my time to serving this institution.


My Plans as President

-More Sports Teams

-More Community Recognition

-A Peppy School Mascot

-School Lunch Vending machines

-Gala’s/Social Events

-More Student Lead Organizations

-More Community Outreach

-Grant Approvals and Grant Donations

-Philanthropic Outreach

-Holiday Events


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

My background in community work has always been a big part of my life. Growing up in my household, my family always went on mission trips to serve the poor and help the elderly. Our family opened a senior center and rehabilitation center in Monterey County. There is no limit to the qualities that a leader must have such as humility, compassion, and conviction. These qualities embody who I am. Besides having a love for the community and my student body, I have experience in leadership roles.


In the summer months during high school, I would volunteer at the homeless shelters of Salvation Army in my hometown to feed the homeless and organize coat drives. Besides community work, I have held officer positions in several student-led organizations in my high school. I was the President of Grace Club, Co-President of Glee Club, Treasurer of California Scholarship Federation, as well as President and Founder of the GHS Division of Current Events and School News Club. Another quality that would make me fit as president would be my connections to several philanthropic organizations, grant writers, and medical professionals in the Greater Bay Area. Besides my previous work for schools and organizations, I have been heavily involved with the setting up school and social events. Many people ask me the question “Why are you doing all this?” The answer is simple. You do what you need to do to help others become the best they can be, and that’s my life goal as a son, a student, and a future medical doctor.


Treasurer

Eileen Byeon

1. As a student government officer how will you impact CHS?

As the treasurer and member of the student government in the past year, I witnessed the time, effort, and dedication that was necessary to fulfill each role/task. Despite the responsibilities, I always felt proud and satisfied with the outcome of our work. I especially loved my role in Student Government when I saw that I was impactful towards our student body. However, one way I especially want to help is by making new students more comfortable about speaking up. Looking back, I would have never imagined myself to become a voice and advisor of the student body. But, my experience as an officer this past year has inspired me to continue representing the student population, even outside of Student Government.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

I always felt nervous when interacting with peers in upper classes as well as those who held leadership positions. As an individual who knows how it feels to be scared when talking to others, I am certain that I can approach students with more understanding and attention. I have always been blessed to meet great friends who helped me feel comfortable being myself, and I, in return, want to be a friend and officer to do the same for others. I know that getting reached out by a peer is one of the most meaningful events a student can remember, and I strongly want to be part of that memory.


Student Publicist

Anusri Yanumula

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?

My name is Anusri Yanumula – I am a current third-year 3+4 BSMD student, and I am running for the Student Body Government (SBG) Publicist position for the 2018-2019 term. As a publicist, I believe healthy and strong communication is crucial in my plans to gain publicity. I plan to relay information to the rest of the student body through advertising, in addition to showcasing the student life that SBG provides for our campus, so that events occurring at CHS are known to the other aspects of CNU, and even the Greater Sacramento Area. One way in which I have already started implementing publicity is through my work towards CHS Sideline, a website currently under development for the purpose of publicizing student life at CHS. I want to build a stronger connection between Student Government and Sideline in order to get events promoted at a higher level.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

I was the CHS Student Publicist in the 2017-2018 term, and it was a great opportunity to voice the opinions of the student body. I think this is important, because even though it may seem like there aren’t that many of us, not everyone is heard. CHS still has a long way to go, and Student Government is one way in which we can improve our campus life while adapting it to the reasonable desires of our students.


As a student, PAL, lead editor, and research assistant at CHS, I have demonstrated strong communication skills with my peers, staff, and faculty. I believe healthy communication is crucial in my role in getting events and ideas publicist. I must also be reliable, and I have shown this in the past year, as SBG has depended on me to send out emails, fliers, and evite links.


Overall, my general role in Student Government requires that I be assertive about what I want, in addition to what the student body wants. I demonstrate confidence and perseverance by showing that I am able to lead projects, teams, and efforts to improve campus life for a better change. In addition, my desire to participate in these improvements show that I respectfully care for the wellbeing of our campus.


2+4 BSMD Class President (Year 2)

Rithvik Nallapareddy

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?

As an officer, I want to continue to refine the process in which we host events. I will cooperate with the faculty and student body, to make the best events possible and use our money fittingly. I feel that it is important that, as an officer, I can continue to work on food committee to provide the best food experience possible for students and guests. I feel that this is incredibly important to the success of an event. Creating a strong foundation in event planning would be beneficial for improving our events.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

I am willing to voice my opinion, even if it is in the minority. Despite the popularity of my opinions, I want to ensure that people understand my perspective to create a solid groundwork on which we can work together. I feel that in a government position I am more of a doer than a follower, and this is an important quality. For my position, I have the most even experience out of anyone at CNU. I am reliable and will make time for important Student Government responsibilities.


3+4 BSMD Class President (Year 2)

Iqbal Grewal

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?

As a student government officer, I hope to be able to impact CHS by being able to set feasible goals that can be met. Proper leadership is where manageable programs and proper timelines are set forth. By establishing goals that can be practically achieved, each success can be built upon. Doing so will allow for work towards bigger changes. Some of these points of impact and change that I hope to focus on include interactive events, socials, and collaborative efforts.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

A good leader is a good listener. Leaders should be able to account for all that they represent, and listening to the ideas and opinions of those on your team is one step towards doing so. Diversity of thought allows teams to work stronger and achieve more—by being able to take in all these opinions and concepts, I hope to be able to set forth programs that will not only benefit students this year, but also those to come. People often tell me that I’m a good listener and easy to talk to, and I hope to be able to use this skill towards bettering our campus.


Amy Byeon

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?

As a former student government officer, I really believe this position is about being a representative for our whole class and being the “go-to” person to express an opinion or idea. Everyone’s concerns should be heard and addressed, and I want to make that process easier and faster. At any university or student body, there’s always room and need for improvement. Starting with the smallest things, I want to be able to create, help, and improve.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

Experience and commitment are two specific qualities that, I believe, make me a good fit for student government. Starting in high school, I’ve always been involved in leadership positions, and I’ve had the honor of being co-president for the 3+4 BSMD class during my first year at CNU. I’ve learned a lot about the college – specifically regarding faculty & staff, students, as well as our campus’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ve decided I want to continue being part of what I am gratefully already a part of, and I look forward to embarking on new experiences and making more memories.


2+4 BSMD Class President (Year 1)

Kartik Goswami

1. As a student government officer, how will you impact CHS?

As president of the 2+4 medical program, my goal is to make our student body feel comfortable with our campus environment. I want to address issues that we all feel need attention, as well as create a balance between our social and academic lives. We are a part of a relatively new college, and I want to help develop fresh ideas that can benefit the whole student body. I want to have an impact on my fellow peers, because personally, it is rewarding. This is why I have also chosen medicine as a career path. It is in my nature to promote communication amongst our community and find common ground to benefit all. I plan to take the initiative to listen to and make necessary the concerns expressed by my fellow classmates, as well as to work on meeting those needs in the most beneficial way for the school.


2. What qualities make you a good fit for student government?

My authenticity, humility, and trustworthiness make me a good fit for student government. I am always myself to everyone no matter who they are; I do not abandon my core values to try and please others. Instead, I help others while staying true to myself. I admit I am not perfect and if I make a mistake, I will take full responsibility for it and try to fix the problem to the best of my abilities.

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