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Class of 2026 Shares Platforms for Sophomore Class Election

For many hopeful sophomore class officers, this election will be their first experience running for a Westwood StuCo position. The appointment of those currently serving as freshmen class officers in either a co-president or representative position was dependent on their respective middle school StuCo role.


Below is more information about each of the candidates running for a sophomore class position:

Josephine Sun ‘26: Sophomore Class President Candidate Plans Ahead

Aiming to fulfill inclusivity ambitions, Josephine Sun ‘26 is running for Sophomore Class President.

“My primary plan is definitely fundraising,” Sun said.

Having participated in StuCo for several years, Sun believes the organization represents personal growth, and an opportunity to help the class of 2026.

“I think being a part of StuCo is such a unique experience, given all the learning curves and the things you have to navigate with and without others’ help,” Sun said. “Having this experience under my belt, along with the other years that I’ve done StuCo makes [me] an ideal candidate for this position.”


Karen Chen ‘26: Sophomore Class Vice President Initiates Open-Mindedness

Perspective is imperative to Sophomore Class Vice President candidate Karen Chen ‘26.

“StuCo [to] me means that I am putting effort to include the voices in my grade and trying to plan more inclusive events and bring together more Westwood spirit and pride,” Chen said. 

Among aiming for more opportunities for students to voice their outlooks, Chen aims to create more engaging socials.

“I was thinking about hosting a cultural event where people come together to share their backgrounds,” Chen said.


Ryan Gu ‘26: Sophomore Class Vice President Emphasizes Strong Community

Sophomore Class Vice President Candidate Ryan Gu ‘26 plans to implement feedback systems and boost community bonding.

“I plan to organize more social events to grow a stronger sense of community,” Gu said. “I would also like to send out forms to get feedback from students to learn about how to make things better.”


Reva Chandane ‘26: Sophomore Class Secretary Candidate Seeks Strong Community

A welcoming class, in addition to more effective communication, are priorities for Sophomore Class Secretary candidate Reva Chandane ‘26. 

“I want to have a program like a monthly newsletter where people can look for volunteer opportunities,” Chandane said. “[I also want to] make our school a better place where everyone feels like a part of the community as well as raise student awareness.”

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