2013 SA Election Spotlight: Lydia Felt

Photo Courtesy of Kaitlyn Hutchins

Planning for the 2012-13 school year is already well under way, and one of the organizations include the SLA Student Association. There are seven offices that need to be filled for next school year: President, Vice President, Pastor, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergent-at-Arms and Public Relations.

President, Vice President and Pastor are the three major offices, and to run for these three students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, no major discipline issues in the previous semester and a minimum of 70% in attendance grades from the previous semester.

Minor offices include Secretary, Treasurer, Sergent-at-Arms and Public Relations. To run for one of these offices, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher, no major discipline issues in the previous semester and a minimum of 70%  in attendance grades from the previous semester.

Submission for candidacy is due a week from Friday, May 11, 2012. So far, no one has submitted to run for S.A. Junior Lydia Felt is getting her application approved to run for President and there are rumors that junior Jennifer Sierra will be running for Pastor.

The SLA Pioneer sat down with Lydia Felt and asked her what her future plans are concerning the school and what she plans to do differently as the potential S.A. President next year.

SLA Pioneer: Why should students vote for you? What makes you different from other candidates?

Lydia Felt: “I really want the students to look forward to S.A. events and I want them to know that SLA is a fun place to be. I’ve had experience in S.A. and have served in other major offices already. I have  a lot of good plans for the future.”

SLA Pioneer: What events do you plan to do next year?

Lydia Felt: ” I want to bring back the S.L.A.M. teams so we can have a competition throughout the school year. I want to bring back the Chunky’s and Six Flags outings as well.”

S.L.A.M. stands for SLA Mash, meaning that the entire high school will be mixed with each other and compete against each other. It has been a few years since the SLAM teams were used but it still brings up fond memories. It was an excellent way for new students to break into the school and feel welcome. Some of the events were tug-of-war, relay races, art competitions, etc.

SLA Pioneer: Do you plan to fundraise over the summer so S.A. has more funds for events?

Lydia Felt: “I would like to. My ideas include car washes and a snack bar.”

SLA Pioneer: Do you plan on having an activity for every holiday?

Lydia Felt: “Yes. The S.L.A.M. teams would have different themed activities throughout the year.”

SLA Pioneer: Are you going to have two separate events for the Handshake and Fall Picnic? Or are you going to combine them, like the 2011-2012 S.A.’s president, Harrington Brown, did?

Lydia Felt: “I want the Handshake to be at school and for Fall Picnic I would like to go somewhere off campus; but it depends on how much money we have.”

SLA Pioneer: How do you plan on representing the voice of the students to the administration of the school?

Lydia Felt: “I want the students to have an active voice. I want their opinions and suggestions and I will go to the administration and tell them this is what the Academy students want. I will actively work with them to figure out how to find a solution.”


Lydia Felt has big plans for the 2012-2013 school year and she is going to try to accomplish them all if she wins the election. She also needs good officers to back her up and accomplish her goals. So far no one else is running for any SA office. Students! Step up! Be the change you want to see at SLA!

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Posted on May 3, 2012, in News, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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