Introducing the newly established LLCA Student Council! Front Row (L to R): Teacher Mentor Mr. Kevin Lampson; President Judah Zdziarski, Vice President John Hernandez, and Secretary Sarah Hornback. Class Representatives Back Row (L to R): junior Ayuma Kremzar, seniors Liv Giurintano & Mercy Witherspoon, freshmen Tony Sena & Mason Fitch, sophomores Isaiah Grayson & Michaela Tse, and junior Caprice Fullam.

A new generation of leaders was voted into office at Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) this past week with the school’s newly formed Student Council elections. Congratulations to the winning officers: Senior Judah Zdziarski, president; Senior John Hernandez, vice president; and Senior Sarah Hornback, secretary. Two representatives were also elected for each class. The winners were seniors Liv Giurintano and Mercy Witherspoon, juniors Ayuma Kremzar and Caprice Fullam, sophomores Isaiah Grayson and Michaela Tse, and freshmen Tony Sena and Mason Fitch. “Our high schoolers will have another opportunity to gain leadership skills through involvement with student government,” says High School Music Teacher Mr. Lampson, the new Council’s sponsor. “These leaders will be the voice of the students and will create a more defined nexus between the student body and administration.” “We had a lot of great candidates run for this inaugural council,” adds Secondary Dean Brad White. “After listening to their speeches, I could not be prouder of each and every student who participated. The 11 selected as officers and grade-level representatives were deserving, and I’m confident they will do great jobs.” Student Council President Judah Zdziarski says the new officers and representatives will set a true foundation for future years and set the bar high.

“One of the first goals of our new Student Council is to establish council protocol and begin planning for legacy projects, such as student involvement with fund raising for the new gymnatorium,” says. Mr. Lampson. “I’m very proud of all the students who ran for office; they all displayed a great desire to serve their peers. It will be a year of discovery for them.” “We attend a pretty great school, but there is always room for improvement,” adds Secretary Sarah Hornback. “We’re the first student council at LLCA. I’m beyond thankful for the opportunities the school has given me and to the teachers, students and coaches who have positively impacted my life.”