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    ASB President Nominees

    Collin Seifert

    Extracurricular Activities:

    RHS Lacrosse, Unified Basketball, DECA, Teen Health Club

    Three words to describe yourself:

    I would describe myself as enthusiastic, hardworking, and caring.

    Being a leader is…

    To me, being a leader means always working as hard as you can to help others around you.

    Greatest weakness:

    One of my greatest weaknesses is that I am often scared of failure, which has caused me a great deal of anxiety over the years. But last year and to this day I have slowly started to understand the roots of this and each day I work a little bit more to overcome this and understand that not everything has to go the way you want it to.

    Greatest strength:

    My greatest strength is probably having conversation with others. I love to engage and communicate with others as I think it is one of the greatest things in life. Seeing others points of view and beliefs is a great way to better yourself as a person and understand others.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    As President, there are numerous things that I want to accomplish. The major thing that I want to accomplish at Roosevelt is making sure everybody feels like they have a place they belong, that they are cared for, and that they are not alone. Highschool can be really tough and scary at times, but next year I want to try to limit the anxiety of students at Roosevelt and make school more of a fun place. I also want to work a lot with the unified and best buddies groups at Roosevelt, to encourage the unification of all students at our school.


    Mirandy Beaumont

    Extracurricular Activities:

    ASR, volunteer with a group that goes to Mexico to help families build a home, I got into yearbook but took ASR instead

    Three words to describe yourself:

    I would describe myself as driven, accountable, and caring

    Being a leader is

    Being a leader means to be a person who is willing to help everyone accomplish what they

    want, someone who knows how to lead with both their heart and their head. A leader is someone

    who can rally people together to accomplish a common goal that helps many. I hope to help people find their place at Roosevelt. I also want to help everyone be more aware of the voice they possess, and be more accepting and communicative to help establish Roosevelt as a more caring, inclusive community.

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is procrastination. I actively work to overcome it every day whether it’s through small steps like making daily   goals, or bigger steps like completing work early.

    Greatest strength:

    My greatest strength is most likely my ability to persevere. I realize that life isn’t always happy and easy, so in taking steps to accepting that I have to work extremely hard for the things I really want, I know I have to power through any and all upsets or hardships (& there have been quite a few). I try to become the best version of myself, even though that image changes on the daily, and with that I try to work through thoughts of judgment or any frustrations that negatively effect myself or even the people that surround me.


    Alice Watson

    Extracurricular Activities:

    I do a lot of theater, which always has a period of tech after school. Whether it's acting, tech, or unconfirmed directing for next year, that is a part of my life. I also do global visionaries which meet two to three times per month. My family's financial and living status may change as well, so I may have to pick up a part time job, but I don't think that will be an issue. I enjoy stand-up comedy as a weekend curricular, and during lunch I am planning to start up an anti-imperialism club.

    Three words to describe yourself:

    If I had to describe myself in three words, they would be determination, integrity, and willingness to learn. I know that the last one is technically three words, but I can't think of one adjective to put that trait in. I am a very determined person. I have a lot of fuel in me to do a project the best that I can. With determination, certainly comes being stubborn at times. I don't want to settle for less if I know that I can strive for more. Beyond even projects, although it sounds cheesy, I am so determined to make the world a better place. And a strong way I see that happening is by working with RHS as possibly a president to be able to do something. There's a lot of things I could do better in my life to be honest. But something I am proud of and that I try really hard in, is my morals. My integrity I think is the strongest thing that defines me. At the end of the day, whatever happened, as long as I tried my hardest to do the right thing, that's something I can be proud of. I have incredibly high standards in terms of doing right. I have not always done right. In fact, I am positive that I mess up quite a bit. But I promise, I always make the best moral decision that I can based off what is provided and what I know. This blends into my third trait. My willingness to learn. If I was president, I would certainly do something wrong. We are human. It is impossible to say that not one mistake would be made. I'm not promising that I won't make errors, I'm promising to grow and learn from them, and avoid them as time goes on.  Learning is impossible without mistakes.

    Being a leader is…

    To me a leader is not a leader if the people aren't being heard. I think the best leaders are about seeing what the population wants and simple creating solutions and answers with the best possible compromises. At the end of the day, it's about putting aside any personal desires. A leader, especially in ASR, which I have learned in this past year, doesn't wait just to approve ideas provided to them. Almost anyone can approve something. I think a great leader works with the community to create solutions and new ideas. 

    Greatest weakness:

    I sometimes have a really difficult time coming up with ideas. But the best part of that is the solution would just be working with more people and opening the table to more collaboration. I also am scared that my drive and motivation will fade. So I would like to work to create a schedule every week in order to achieve bigger goals and keep busy.

    Greatest strength:

    I have a passion for bringing people together. I want to be able to use this strength in a balance of just providing fun for the school and amp-ing up spirit and community, along with the crucial aspect of making sure people have the support that they need and working on the known social disparities within our school. I am really good at talking to people, I am a people person. I hope to apply this set of having conversations and hearing people out to be able to gain a sense of together for our school and supplying equity to those who are asking for ASR support. 

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    The biggest thing that I would want to do if I were to be president is go beyond the Roosevelt community. I would love for our school to be way more involved with other schools. I would like to widen our community to the greater Seattle. I moved here from White Center, a southern part of Seattle where gentrification as well as class and race related violence issues are high. I came here, and I felt like this place was a different world. I felt like I didn't belong. I love Roosevelt and I love our community, but I think a lot of the time, that we close ourselves off. I feel like we are divided. Divided from other schools, divided between ASR and the larger student body, and within that student body, divided by racism, classism, ableism, sexism, etc. My goal would be to bridge these separations. I recognize however that it's a lot more complicated than just snapping my fingers. There are bigger planets at play. Years and years of institutionalized hate that has been embedded in the whole nation. I won't be able to just fix all of it. But something I can start with is within our school setting up outlets of education and conversation. I want to work with clubs to set up way more activities, let the school know what is happening outside of Roosevelt and try to get our community involved, I am confused about where the spirit point competition is at but I would love to bring that back if I could, and I finally would love to finish my Bill of Equitable funding in Seattle Public Schools that I started last year with the help of ASR.


    ASB Vice President Nominees

    Oliver Rose

    Extracurricular Activities:

    ASR, Boy scouts, Lacrosse, Football, Physics Olympiad.

    Three words to describe yourself:

    I would describe myself as Pensive, steady, and rational.

    Being a leader is…

    To me, a leader is someone who ties together a community. A leader is someone who has the ideas and drives to get them done. And a leader needs to come from the population they are representing.

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is how I perceive others. I often find myself looking into other small details and judging them based on the smallest things. Looking at people for who they are, and not their small little quirks are something I will always be working on.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    In the VP position, I hope to make the schools year at Roosevelt as enjoyable as possible for people, especially since a lot of people have felt robbed of a year, it is important to gain energy for the upcoming school year and make the most out of a year, since we now know that the full year can be changed and is a gift.


    Daniel Pak

    Extracurricular activities:

    ASR, Executive Council of Asian Culture Club, National Honors Society, Pre-Med Club, Tennis, and a various community services for my church/youth group.

    Three words to describe yourself:

    I like to think of myself as driven, passionate, and very caring.

    Being a leader is…

    To me, being a leader is someone who is willing to put others before themselves in the healthiest respect. An individual who possesses the abilities to bring out the best in those around them, and exhibits moral and ethical stability. Someone who is passionate and caring for those that they serve.

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is that I often find myself struggling to move past focusing on the small details. This has often led me to spend excessive time on details, and eventually feel overwhelmed. I have been working to overcome this through taking moments and reminding myself to step back and refocus the bigger picture.

    Greatest strength:

    I’m not the most book smart or especially gifted, but I truly am hard-working and caring. My greatest strength is that I get past barriers by working hard and staying driven by remembering the things I care about. I truly care about the general well beings of others, and I want to put forth my drive to help others excel at what they do in and out of Roosevelt.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    I strive to make Roosevelt more inclusive and equitable so that the learning environment is suitable for everyone. Whether this is done through speaker workshops, meetings in the ASR room, or a variety of other options, I want to help make it happen. I want to utilize direct communication with the entirety of Roosevelt to make it work for everyone.


    Hayley Rosinbum

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Basketball, Track and Field, Vice President of leadership/Hospitality for DECA, Teen Health Club, ASR, National Honors Society, and North Seattle Youth Group

    Three words to describe yourself:

    I would describe myself as dedicated, trustworthy, and caring.

    Being a leader is…

    To me being a leader means someone that listens to others thoughts, people can trust and count on, is willing to serve the community, encouraging, empowering, lifting others up, speaking up for others, and strives to work hard to get the job done.

    Greatest Weakness:

    My greatest weakness is focusing too much on details. Sometimes when working on a project I can get too caught up in working on specifics. I will actively work to overcome this by working to strive towards balance and good quality. I will look more towards the bigger picture instead of focusing on things that may not matter so much.

    Greatest strength:

    My greatest strength is my determination. I will use this strength to better Roosevelt High School by working really hard to accomplish what students want to see implemented or changed. I will fight to get the job done and improve the school as much as I can.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    If I was vice president, I hope to accomplish serving the community to the best of my abilities and listening to what the students of Roosevelt want. My main focus is to take the ideas of what students want to see get done and work hard to make these things happen. I want to make our school feel welcoming and inclusive to Roosevelt students. I think the biggest thing is representing the voices of Roosevelt and really hearing out what students have to say.


    ASR Treasurer Nominees

    Ari Johns

    Extracurricular Activities:

    I’m a part of Latin club, do yoga several times a week at community fitness, and attend lots of after-school events like open mics.

    Three words to describe yourself:

    Driven, adaptable, and creative.

    To me, being a leader is…

    Being an example to the community and helping people in any way you can.

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is probably taking on more than I can handle at the same time. I try to overcome this by planning out what I need to do and resisting starting new things unless I know for sure I can handle it.

    Greatest strength:

    I think my greatest strength is that I’m very self-motivated. I start and finish things because I want to. I can do things that aren’t structured and succeed because I’m good at motivating myself and budgeting time.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    I hope to help all members of the Roosevelt community feel included and important. I want to make Roosevelt a fun experience for everyone.


    DJ Symons

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Roosevelt cross country, RHS basketball and RHS softball, Club softball, Youth group, Volunteer preschool helper

    Three words to describe yourself:

    Diplomatic, personable, outgoing

    To me, being a leader is...

    Taking the step forward when nobody else wants to, or the situation is challenging. Making every person feel included and that their voice is heard, even in a huge group. I think it’s important for leaders to be able to communicate well, have a good work ethic and be honest with themselves and others. I think being a leader means treating everyone with kindness and making people feel like they belong. Leaders should inspire others to be there best and reach their goals.

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is time management. I am growing and learning to use tools to help me manage my time better with the increasing demands of my schedule as I get older. I’ve started using my calendar more frequently which helps me stay on top of things and have a structure to my day, which I’ve learned helps me be more productive.

    Greatest strength:

    I’d say my greatest strength is being adaptable and flexible. I’m good at handling any situation that may occur and staying calm. If something feels out of my comfort zone I try to challenge and push myself to be flexible with the situation and do what will work best for the group. I am resourceful in that way, meaning I try to find quick and creative ways to overcome a problem. I plan to better the Roosevelt community with these skills by adapting to any situation and try to find the best and most effective way to solve problems. There may be obstacles in the upcoming year but my plan is to adapt to the circumstances and find the best solutions.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    I hope to address all the needs of the student body, while also bringing spirit and fun to the school. I want to be the person that people feel like they can come to with anything that may be on their mind. I want people to know who I am and feel comfortable talking to me. I want to help the junior class have the best year yet.


    Vladimir Andral

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Roosevelt Technology Student Association, Wrestling, Track, ACE mentorship, RHS Jazz

    Three words to describe yourself:

    Open, Critical, & Social

    To me, being a leader is...

    To want to make change, and to analyze bias. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are an extrovert that wants to criticize everyone, but you make an obvious effort to bring about change in whatever community you are dealing with. As for the bias, leaders need to work on looking at the other side, the other argument, and seeing what exactly the premise is, and why the other side is arguing that premise. Once you do that, you will have a better view of how to bring about change.

    Greatest Weakness:

    Staying focused on one task. I have noticed that I love to try and get involved with every project going on. It is good, but with a lot of projects comes a lot of work. Then, I start to stress about all the work I have. To overcome it, I will try to make sense of what I want accomplished by joining the new project.

    Greatest Strength:

    My social skills. In Roosevelt, we need social skills if we want anybody participating in any type of activity, joining any club, or doing anything that will positively affect Roosevelt. We can’t be shy and expect results.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year?

    To learn something new. I have never been in any finance position before, so I feel now is a great time to try out a part of government I’m not too familiar with.


    ASR Secretary Nominee

    Lauren Guise

    Extracurricular Activities:

    I play volleyball, basketball, and softball for Roosevelt. In addition, I’ve volunteered for a nonprofit called Assistance League of Seattle for three years as the corresponding secretary on the governing body. I can time-manage well, and I feel that my other commitments will not interfere with my duties as secretary. 

    Three words to describe yourself:

    Devoted: If I sign up for something, I am all in! I give 100% of my effort all of the time. I am committed and have a desire to finish the task at hand to the best of my ability. 

    Enthusiastic: I am a very energetic person! I love cheering people up and putting a smile on their face in any way that I can. It makes me happy when I am able to improve someone’s day through positivity. I am very passionate about my work, and love to share that by encouraging others. 

    Innovative: I love to think out of the box. It bores me to do the same ol’ thing over and over. I am very curious and inquisitive, and I am always asking questions about how or why. My creativity is constantly in full gear, and I am always thinking of a new way to do this or that. I feel that traditions are important but putting something new and fresh in the mix never hurts!

    To me, being a leader is…

    To me, being a leader means serving others. A leader isn’t a bossy, controlling, ruler of everyone. They are there to serve others and contribute their own talents to help other people, in both small and large ways. A leader is also brave and willing to step out of their own comfort zone to benefit others. I believe I fulfill all of these characteristics and would be able to have a very positive impact on ASR and the entire school in the role of secretary. 

    Greatest weakness:

    My greatest weakness is time management. I am growing and learning to use tools to help me manage my time better with the increasing demands of my schedule as I get older. I’ve started using my calendar more frequently which helps me stay on top of things and have a structure to my day, which I’ve learned helps me be more productive.

    Greatest strength:

    I’d say my greatest strength is being adaptable and flexible. I’m good at handling any situation that may occur and staying calm. If something feels out of my comfort zone I try to challenge and push myself to be flexible with the situation and do what will work best for the group. I am resourceful in that way, meaning I try to find quick and creative ways to overcome a problem. I plan to better the Roosevelt community with these skills by adapting to any situation and try to find the best and most effective way to solve problems. There may be obstacles in the upcoming year, but my plan is to adapt to the circumstances and find the best solutions.

    What do you wish to accomplish in the coming school year? 

    I’ve been given a unique opportunity to be secretary and part of the executive council for possibly two years in a row. This means I would get the opportunity to accomplish long-term change at Roosevelt! I hope that as a junior next year, I will be able to settle into my role and implement real improvements around school. Last year we did not get the chance to start senate meetings because the year was cut short, so that will be one of my first goals from the start of the year. Senate meetings allow students to stay informed and feel like they have a voice in the school, which are two things I think ASR has struggled with in the past. I plan to get the senate up and running so that students can become more involved. Also, last year I was the Club and Spirit Coordinator, and got some great experience planning pep rallies, celebrating clubs, and ultimately increasing the Rider Pride at our school! I feel that my past experience in leadership, and my goals for the future, will come together in the upcoming year, and hopefully the following year as well. I am aware that being a part of the executive council is no easy task and comes with great responsibility. But I am ready for it. I know it sounds cheesy, but as secretary, I hope to make a difference at Roosevelt.