Preston Edmunds '20 promised to work to make campus life better for RE students, invigorate school spirit and organize novel service projects as the 2019-20 Student Government Association president. Edmunds, who will succeed current SGA President Henry Schermerhorn '19, addressed the Upper School student body for the first time on April 9 during an assembly.
"The Student Government Association is responsible for one big goal," Edmunds said. "Making every single one of you happier than you were the day before. We try to accomplish this in many aspects of student life ... I also want to unite this entire community like never before."
Edmunds served as class president during her sophomore and junior years, roles that positioned her to direct St. Alban's Day in 2017 and this year's prom, which takes place April 27. She also took smaller jobs to heart, such as making sure all of her fellow juniors received brownies on their birthdays during the 2018-19 school year. Next year, she said, she aspires to create new opportunities for class and community bonding, such as tailgates before games and collaborative efforts on service projects with nearby schools.
"I think doing a collab with multiple schools to raise money for a charity would be an amazing way to use our resources for the better," she said. "The potential behind what we choose to do ... is endless."
All of the Upper School SGA Representatives were announced at assembly on April 16. They are:
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.