Taking The Stage

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Alyssa Graziani (11) stands on stage to take questions after her officer speech. The results of the election will be announced at the theatre banquet on May 10th.

Eve Mendoza and lakecentralnews

As the 2012-2013 school year comes to a close, many clubs are rounding up their seasons by electing new officers for next year, the theatre company included. Lake Central Theater Company held their annual officer elections on May 7 after school in the auditorium.

“I wanted to be a big part of ITS. I thought vice president would be fun and that it would be really fun to plan banquet,” Brianna Mamelson (11) said.

While there were some really excited candidates, there seemed to be a lack of participation in elections this year.

“[I was a] little disappointed in the lack of candidates. There were only two contested candidates. However, speeches were some of the most passionate and heartfelt in a long time. Everyone had a focus and it seemed that everyone has an optimistic outlook for next year,” Mr. Ray Palasz, English, said.

Even though there seemed to be fewer participants this year, the competition was still tough. With both Caroline Janiga (11) and Zachary Buntin (11) running for president and Alyssa Graziani (11) and Katie Badger (11) running for secretary, Aidan McCambridge (10) ran for ITS treasurer and Brianna Mamelson (11) ran for vice president.

“I think my speech went much better than I hoped. I was really nervous to speak, and I felt like no one would enjoy my ideas. People were very enthusiastic, and that helped me to relax,” Janiga (11) said.

Now that elections are over, the votes are in and the choice has been made. Everyone is anxious, waiting until May 10 to find out who won at the theatre banquet.

“It’s very nerve-racking to find out the results of the election. Caroline is a great competitor. However, no matter which one of us comes out victorious, the winner will do an amazing job. If I have to lose to someone, I’m glad it would be Caroline,” Buntin (11) said.