Junior class president details long list of school responsibilities


Connor posing for a picture at the 2019 sophomore semi formal

by Ryan Kelly, Staff Writer

Junior class president Connor Cunningham worked tirelessly to prepare for the pep rally and homecoming dance. His goal was to ensure that the Class of 2021 was represented well during spirit week.

As president, Cunningham holds many responsibilities, such as organizing fundraisers like bake sales in the Hamilton lobby. “I’m just making sure that we have enough money to hold these events,” he said. ”Fundraising so that we can have them is definitely my biggest responsibility as president.”

Cunningham felt accomplished after a successful sophomore year that included a lively homecoming theme and an exciting sophomore semi-formal, but the jackpot juniors blew it out of the water.

Cunningham also participates in after school activities. He’s a gifted athlete, playing for the varsity basketball and baseball teams. Cunningham also is an officer in the DECA Club. On top of this, Cunningham is enrolled in several AP classes. 

“I just do my best to stay on top of it. If there are meetings at lunch and after school, I just keep a calendar. That’s how I get around missing things and get it all done,” Cunningham explained. However, he struggles with getting his schoolwork done and saving time for hanging out with his friends, just like the rest of his peers.

 Cunningham is assisted with his duties by his class advisers, teachers Kimberly Crooks and Drew Forgash, along with his fellow officers. “They’ve done a great job helping me manage everything. Honestly, it would be a lot harder to do it without them,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham because he must create the junior class float and decorate the entire hallway in a way that represents the class of 2021 as best as possible. “We have to manage the pep rally and do some activities during that time. So that definitely is very stressful,” he said.

Cunningham stresses that junior year is far and away the most important year in anyone’s high school career. “Personally, I think it’s really important to recognize that junior year is probably the hardest year of high school and you must stay focused especially with the SAT and ACT exams. So I would just say, buckle down and get your work done. Over having fun sometimes that’s pretty important,” Cunningham said.