WCTA’s First Virtual Student Body President!

By: Megan Roma, reporter

Where Student Councils are concerned, it’s expected for the Student Body President to represent and advocate for the interests of the student body. But what happens when the school year is entirely online? WCTA’s current, Charlotte Thaler, has done a remarkable job doing so!

This job aims to improve the campus and increase student participation. This can range from events to assemblies, and even fundraisers. However, Thaler had to take a different approach.

Thaler has previously taken other leadership positions, such as Sophomore Class President and Junior Class President. She was also a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Jewish Student Union, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), and has volunteered with the Friendship Circle.

Her current role is a step up. Thaler said, “It took a while for me to adjust to the changes this year. However, my fellow E-Board members, Ms. Donolli, and the whole StuCo family were all so optimistic! We all collaborated to make it work no matter the circumstances.”

Charlotte had one primary goal: to keep the Student Body engaged and spread positivity. “I have always believed in the importance of ensuring everyone’s voice is heard, so I tried to reflect the interests of the Student Body in the activities we planned as a council, so students still felt included,” she said.

And she has made the most out of it! She said, “I was in the new Social Media Committee, and we were able to increase our engagement on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tiktok. I was in charge of our Tiktok and had about 10 StuCo members participate in a “day in my life series.”

She also worked with current Vice President, Ruby Reynolds, to create “First Friday” events, which replace the original plans had for in-person school.

Charlotte is hoping to make a mark before graduating. “I couldn’t be more grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside the best leaders I have ever met. I can only hope to have made as great of an impact on my StuCo family as they have had on me. Without their unrelenting support and love, I would not be where I am today, so my wish is that I have been able to offer that love, support, and encouragement.”

Thaler had one final piece of advice. She mentioned, “Make the most of every moment you have at West. It has been an incredible experience for me that allowed me to grow into the truest form of myself, so seize every opportunity you have. I wish nothing but the best for the Student Body and Student Body President, and I am so excited to see all of the amazing things the West Tech community will accomplish in the future!”

WCTA’s Student Body President for the 2021-2022 School year, Charlotte Thaler!

Photo Credit: Charlotte Thaler

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