David Kim and Arjit Singh Elected as 2022-2023 ASB President and Vice President In First Election Convention in Two Years

Junior David Kim and sophomore Arjit Singh collaborate on ASB’s activities for the next school year. In the next year, as ASB president and vice-president respectively, the pair will spearhead planning of school events and connect school administration with the student body. (Michelle Kim)

Winners of the 2022-23 ASB elections included current ASB vice president and junior David Kim for ASB president and current sophomore class president and sophomore Arjit Singh for ASB vice president. Advisement delegates voted for the candidates on April 1 in the theater at the first in-person election convention since 2019.

Other elected officers include sophomore vice president Zoe Wynn, sophomore president Mahat Chandra, junior vice president Taisho Shiono, senior vice president Jet Fukuda, senior president Jayden Villanueva, girls’ athletics commissioner Alexis Richmond, boys’ athletics commissioner Emmet Lo, student representative Madyson Chung-Lee and spirit and rally commissioners Caroline Wang and Rishab Bajaj.

All elected and appointed ASB officers will formally begin their term in fall 2022.

“To me, the process was really different from my past years in elections because we’ve never been able to do an election convention [in person] before, and it was really exciting for me,” Kim said. “I remember feeling a little excited, a little nervous when I went up on the stage. But it’s this feeling — this adrenaline rush — that got me going in the convention.”

ASB president and senior Amitoj Singh, ASB secretary and senior Elizabeth Chung and ASB treasurer and senior Ryan Jung hosted the election convention. Kim, who is the current ASB vice president, was not a part of the planning process due to his candidacy for ASB president.

“Our goal as executive board, as well as Ms. Sheridan was to make election convention more fun and feel almost like a pep rally vibe,” Amitoj Singh said. “Some people, like the candidates, will be a little nervous, but we’re trying to remove that sort of nervousness and make sure it’s all a fun experience for everyone.”

The event, which had been virtual for the 2020 and 2021 ASB elections, was reconstructed to include donuts for all attendees, a brief skit and Kahoot game. Alongside the ASB elections, there was a competition for advisement flags, won by Hicks’ advisement class. Delegates also dressed up as their favorite celebrities for the red carpet theme.

“It’s my first time, and it was really fun. I’m glad that I got to participate, and this kind of inspired me to run for ASB next year,” delegate and freshman Evelyn Lai said. “[My favorite part] was the Kahoot. It got really competitive.”

ASB applications for the appointed positions of treasurer, secretary, clubs commissioner, student activities commissioner, social media commissioner(s), fine arts liaison, staff liaison, audio and tech, service project commissioner and publicity member(s) will open on April 15 and close on April 22.