TUESDAY- Freshmen students gathered in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) for the two-candidate Grade Seven Representative Rally last June 28, spearheaded by the Student Commision on Elections (SCOMEL).
Eryl Ann Provido of 7-Hope and Annika Angela Mei Tamayo of 7-Courage took their seats, voiced out their speeches, and answered the questions addressed by the Student Council and by the Grade Seven students themselves, in preparation for the freshmen representative elections that will be held tomorrow, June 30.
“The first one is much like President Duterte-- decisive, and promises discipline in her grade level, while the second one oozes of confidence and takes value in her experiences as the last Student Council Junior President of AdI-SMCS. They are both very qualified in their own ways,” said Uriel Bolivar, the SCOMEL Chairman for the past two school years.
Similar to last year’s election for Student Council school year 2016-2017, the election for the Grade Seven Representatives will also be automated. The voting process will be held in Computer Labs one and two, after dismissal.
“Since we switched from the manual collection of votes to automated ones, the elections this year seems less complicated. We lacked a few SCOMEL volunteers last year, since we did things manually and that required more people. With the use of technology, less people were needed, so we divided the work among the volunteers. Each and every one had their own assignment,” said Bolivar.
Similar to committees, the volunteers were tasked to different offices: the decorum office, registration office, and the office in charge of manning the computers.
“What's really good about the SCOMEL this year is because the Student COMELEC finally looks like a student-run election, because this year's is more systematic and peaceful, hence the intervention of homeroom teachers in discipline became the students' jobs,” Bolivar added.
The search for the candidates started about two weeks before the rally, and the results will be out the same day of the elections/Ripples.