Another year means another group of eager leaders to rally the student body into the fresh school year. Leading this charge are the student-elected Co-Presidents who take on the responsibility of serving as a liaison between the student body and the school’s senior administration. As heads of the student body, they run all-school meetings, which occur twice per week, initiate new programs and activities, and unify the entire pack—347 Huskies strong. We asked this year’s presidents a few questions to learn a bit more about them and why their peers entrusted them with this great responsibility.
Q: What was the highlight of your summer?
JO: “The highlight of my summer was helping out at my local hockey rink so girls could try hockey for free.”
CHARLIE: “The highlight of my summer was my family trip to North Carolina. We had a week to relax on the beach, bond with my family and visit colleges.”
Q: What is your favorite dining hall meal?
JO: “My favorite meal at the dining hall is the Thanksgiving dinner that they prepare. Nothing beats turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing for lunch.”
CHARLIE: “My favorite meal is the buffalo wings, ribs, and mac and cheese.”
Q: What is your favorite New Hampton School tradition?
JO: “My favorite New Hampton school tradition is Powder Keg. It is an amazing time of year and it is very nice to see the entire school come together to cheer on the huskies!”
CHARLIE: “I really like foliage day, especially because it’s a surprise day off. Foliage Day provides a key day of mental health relief and is really fun.”
Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?
JO: “My favorite spot on campus is the big tree. I like to hang out there with my friends and watch the sunset or admire the views of campus and Burleigh Mountain.”
CHARLIE: “I have many favorite spots on campus, but I love sitting around the fire pit, overlooking the lower field, and having great conversations.”
Q: What are you most excited about this upcoming year?
JO: “This upcoming year I am most excited to have big school events together. More specifically having Foliage Day as a school because it is a beautiful day where everyone has an amazing time bonding!”
CHARLIE: “I’m really excited to have in incredible year. As a four year senior, I’ve been able to meet so many amazing people, and that will continue this year.”
Q: What legacy do you want to leave at New Hampton?
JO: “The legacy that I would like to leave at New Hampton is one where everyone feels included in the community. I would like everyone to feel seen, heard, and respected because each person brings their own value to the community.”
CHARLIE: “I want to be remembered as a person who was well liked, made positive changes to community and left the better than before the pandemic.”
Q: What qualities do you most respect about your co-president, and why do you think they will be one of the best presidents yet?
JO: “The quality that I most respect about Charlie is his ability to be reliable. I think through that quality he will be one of the best presidents because he will do everything to help make New Hampton an even better place.”
CHARLIE: “Jo is talented, smart and hard working. She is well liked and a people person, and leads the community by example. She has been successful at New Hampton and will be successful for the rest of her life.”