“This year, we want students to understand they shouldn’t be given an initiative to participate. They should want to do it freely.” -Ashley Wells, SGA President
by Demetrya Saeay
Ashley Wells, our 2018-2019 SGA president, is aiming high this school year. She spoke to this Boyd Anderson reporter and answered questions about her position and goals as SGA presidents.
“This year, we want students to understand they shouldn’t be given an initiative to participate. They should want to do it freely,” said Wells. Her goal as SGA president is to improve upon the work of those presidents who came before her. “I’ve seen their strengths and weaknesses,” Wells said. “Now it’s up to us to correct them.”
Asked about the challenges of being SGA president, Wells said, “At first, I did not want to be SGA president. I wanted to give a speech at graduation and the only way that would happen was as senior class president. But then I saw that being SGA president would come with many different opportunities that would give me the chance to develop my leadership abilities. It was also an advantage having been class president twice. Ultimately, these responsibilities have given me the passion to serve my school…There’s always work to be done, especially when we’re trying to change the spirit of the school.”
Wells said the SGA has planned several exciting events, including Homecoming Tailgate, Spirit Fridays, Senior Night for each individual sport, and club fairs. “We also have an Instagram account to communicate better with the student body, so they can know when we have things going on. So far, it’s working out great!”