Clare was also nervous, explaining, “Even though I really wasn’t there to see my speech or Lauren’s speech, I was still really nervous for everyone to see. I think my speech was unique and different.”
After the results, it was a weight off the girls’ minds. Lauren recalled, “I was stressing out all day Thursday and Friday! I wanted to just knew who had won!” she exclaimed. But when the wait was finally over, and Mrs Borcherding told Lauren she had won, she was ecstatic. “I’m so thankful and excited! I’m just really grateful for all the students that voted for me! I can’t wait until next school year. I am so ready.”
Despite the fact Clare didn’t win, she still felt happy for her friend. “I am proud to see one of my dearest friends that I have had since preschool be named Stuco president and wouldn’t want to see it any other way. Lauren will do an awesome job. I can’t be upset because I love Lauren and I know she is going to do great things.”
Maddie Fleer, Student Council Vice-President, knows that she and Lauren will be a perfect team, saying, “Lauren and I have been working together since back at R-2, so I think we will be able to help each other and be open sharing our ideas.” Maddie also commented, “I’ve always loved being involved in Stuco, and I hope and believe everything will go smooth sailing.”
A student council president has many duties: leading the meetings, reading the announcements in the morning, and bringing positive energy in all aspects of school. Whether it be smiling in the hallway at a new student, dancing and singing through the hallways on an EOC testing day, or maybe just talking to someone sitting by themselves, Lauren Bergner says she couldn’t be more ready to do just that.