Hello! My name is Jasmine Tong-Seely and I’m extremely honored and excited to be serving as Irvington’s 2018-2019 Student Body President. My work this year in the Associated Student Government will be focused towards further connecting the members of our community with one another -- students, teachers, staff, and parents -- and building a positive school culture through the work we do. It is my aim to build upon the initiatives begun by previous years’ leadership classes, and place an emphasis upon projects that create tangible change/impact for benefit of our student body. This year, ASG is piloting a new class structure designed to maximize members’ contributions to the school community through less-restrictive positions and job descriptions. I plan to do everything possible to help this system succeed, and in turn support our ASG members in serving our students and campus as a whole. In addition to many operational responsibilities, an important goal of mine is working to build connections between our students, staff, and the parents of the Irvington community. I am dedicating myself and my efforts towards strengthening student-staff relations especially, because support from our administrators and teachers will truly allow for student-led initiatives to thrive and create impact. My hope is that the associated student government can work collaboratively with the general student body to move our school culture and campus climate in the direction that we as students want and value. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with ideas and get involved with the ongoings of our IHS community! If you ever need to contact me to share suggestions, concerns, or anything else, please email email@example.com -- or message me directly through Facebook. I’m looking forward to the year ahead!
Faye Wang (Vice President)
After three years of seeing ASG evolve through different objectives and leadership styles, I am ecstatic and humbled to be serving as Vice President for the 2018-19 school year! Irvington is undoubtedly a unique school comprised of diverse individuals and student groups, each with their own needs. I believe that as an Associated Student Government, it is our responsibility to represent the student voice and serve as a liaison between the students, staff, administration, and the community. My three goals for the year—representation, advocacy, and community—aim to provide a supportive and equitable environment on campus in hopes of creating a meaningful and enjoyable high school experience for all individuals. I believe that rather than providing temporary "Band-Aid" solutions, we must begin to lay the precedent of retrieving long-term solutions for the obstacles faced by students—even if it requires more copious amounts of work, time, and effort. My hope is that by the end of the year, every student on campus feels a sense of belonging and pride to be a part of Irvington. I am eager to embark on a new school year with my Viking family and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve my campus!
Vicky Kang (ASB Secretary)
Hello! My name is Vicky Kang and I am extremely honored and excited to be serving as Irvington’s 2018-2019 ASB Secretary. My work this year in ASG is focused on increasing transparency and communication between ASG and the rest of the student body, as well as making sure all club events and ASG events occur at a feasible and ideal time. Before the school year begins, my biggest responsibility is planning MAZE Day, which involves a heavy planning process as well as constant communication with admin and the rest of ASG. Once the school year begins, I will be taking minutes, approving master calendars, scheduling events, and other secretarial duties. As head of the Procedural Committee, I will delegate tasks to my committee members, facilitate meetings, grade, etc. As Elections Commissioner last year, I will also be helping the Homecoming Elections and Spring Elections ad hocs. Although I am not an actual part of the ad hocs, I hope to use my experience to guide them through the process of planning successful and fair elections. Along with the rest of the Executive Council, I will participate in bi-weekly meetings with admin, as well as monthly meetings with other FUSD Executive Councils. All in all, I hope to cherish my last year at Irvington, whether it be through hanging out with friends or playing basketball. Hopefully, Senior year will bring me lots of memories-- good or bad-- that I will be able to hold on to for the rest of my life. While it will be tough to leave Irvington, I am excited to see what the future holds for me(: ASG’s goal is to create and plan events that you want to see, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any ideas, questions, or concerns! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me directly through Facebook.
Varun Vijay (ASB Treasurer)
Hi, my name is Varun Vijay and I’m honored to be serving as your ASB Treasurer and the chair of the Finance Committee for the 2018-2019 school year. As treasurer, my duties entail approving club purchases, updating club accounts, keeping track of reimbursement checks, and maintaining the ASG Budget and Account so that we as a student government can run smoothly without any financial issues. As Finance Chair, I coordinate fundraisers and sponsorships, vendor shifts, and vendor inventory in order to keep track of ASG’s income. As a member of executive council, my main job, like everyone else on the executive council, is helping Jasmine run the class, which includes keeping people on track, grading reflections and my committee, and helping resolve any conflict that may arise. Being on this council, coupled with the new structure, has really changed my perspective on what it takes to run the class, which I now see is very much like a corporation. I am extremely excited for the upcoming year, and to see what this class of unbelievably brilliant leaders can do to change the school. If you have any questions or suggestions please email me at email@example.com or message me on facebook.
Jackie Ngo (Internal Development Director)
Hello! My name is Jackie Ngo and I'm this year's Internal Development Director! The purpose of the Internal Development Committee is to act as the regulator of all ad-hoc committees within ASG to promote structure, accountability, as well as quality of events and projects. This year, we plan to increase the quality standards of our events and projects to ensure that the things we put out for our school will be next level. I took the first step towards my leadership journey 5 years ago when I decided that I wanted to give back to our school and make a more positive impact on campus. I believe it is necessary to constantly improve both yourself and what you work on, and I embody the mindset of "work hard, play hard". A favorite quote of mine is "Do what you love, love what you do". Other facts about me include that I play 3 instruments, have a large family, and love going on adventures! If you have any questions regarding anything, feel free to talk to me. I love meeting new people (:
Jessie Chang (Clubs/ICC Director)
Hello! I'm Jessie Cheng, a senior, and I feel immense gratitude for this opportunity to serve as your Clubs Director. As someone who personally recognizes the importance of clubs in the high school experience, my primary goal is to maximize Viking involvement within clubs while restrengthening the relationship between ASG and these student-led groups. Along with the 3 other ASG Club representatives I have the privilege of working with, I guide monthly Inter-Club Council meetings, oversee the coordination of all club events, and support clubs in their goals/events. Always feel free to reach out to me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook Messenger with any questions you may have-- how to start a club, why you joined leadership, what goes on during ICC meetings, etc. I will be more than happy to talk to you!
Meghan Wu (Visualizations Director
Hello! My name is Meghan Wu and I am delighted to serve as your Visualizations Director 2018-2019. As director, I oversee the Associated Student Government Visualizations Committee in creating and organizing all types of visual content to post on the IHS social media platforms and around the school. I have had a passion for editing and designing for over 5 years and I am very excited to share my knowledge with the rest of the class to ensure Irvington High School is constantly updated with new events by these visually appealing flyers and videos. My goal this year is to include more physical posters and flyers on campus as well as posting more promo/recap videos and pictures on each of Irvington's social media platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, IHS Website, Facebook). By the end of the year, I want anyone and everyone to be able to look back and see all the photos, flyers, and videos from the events that occurred throughout the school year. I am very grateful to be a part of the Irvington High School leadership class and look forward to making amazing events to ensure the students have a great school year. If you would like to contact me with any questions or suggestions, my email is email@example.com, or you can message me on Facebook.
Beth Bridges (Public Relations Director)
Hi! My name is Beth Bridges, and I am your 2018-2019 Public Relations Director. This is my second year in ASG, but I have been passionate about student leadership for years. I’ve expressed this passion over the years with my commitment and involvement to class council. During the 2017-2018, I was a part of the ASG Edjoycation Team, where I worked closely with three other members in finding ways to reduce stress and increase joy around our campus. We did this by working with the school’s counselors to make adjustments to their work, putting on stress-free activities in the cafeteria during advisory, bringing therapy dogs to school, and much more. Through this work, I developed an interest in the communication and relationships between different groups around our school.
This year, my position of Public Relations Director is largely focused on such communication. One of my major goals for the year is to mend the broken and forgotten relationships between ASG and other groups around irvington. To do this, I plan to work closely with the leaders of the different groups around our campus. This includes the teachers, counselors, sports teams, and more. Another goal is to work on how to best communicate the overall student opinion to the ASG class so we can best serve our student body. I have high hopes for this year and can’t wait to start making substantial progress.
Saisha Singh (Students in Action Director)
Hello! My name is Saisha Singh and I'm the Students in Action Director for the 2018-2019 school year. I am passionate about student government and using my voice to help others. Through my work with Students in Action/Jefferson Awards Foundation, I realized the importance of service and wanted to pursue this and continue my Edjoycation work during my last year in ASG. I hope to create a service-oriented campus that helps to better the community and school and leave behind a campus that students succeed in. Through regular blog posts, a schoolwide service projects, and encouraging student-run service projects and events, I hope to increase the focus on service this school year. I also want to work on campus beautification projects to create a school that students look forward to attending everyday. As a senior, I want to leave the Irvington community having helped as many students, staff, and teachers as possible. Thank you for the opportunity!