The Perfect Prefect: The People Competing for Prefect Positions Next Year

By Tamao Chika, Gallery Curator. Jillian Stevens, Sports Division Head. Caleb Hong, Spiritual Life Division Head, and Greta Risgin, Editor-in-Chief. Photos by Isabella DeSouza, Photography and Media Director.

Our big brothers and sisters, the seniors, left us last week, and LCA lost many students leaders. Now the time has come for our new prefect election! Candidates for At Large Prefect, Activities Prefect, and Chaplain Prefect will be interviewed onstage in front of the student body on 14th the Monday morning, and the student pollings will be held during the lunch blocks. It is the time to choose our leaders who will represent us and work to improve the next academic year.

Have you ever thought that our school should have more exciting events like pizza parties or sports festivals in which each grade is competing against each other? Or, in chapel, the arts, or our music, have you ever thought of a nice idea to make each department better, but you do not know how to make your ideas come true? The prefect election is time to pursue those ideas. The prefect board is there to act as a voice for the students. By voting for a prefect who shares similar ideas or goals as you, you come closer to making your ideas a reality. Once those prefects are elected, you can contact them to share your ideas on how to make the next school year better for all of us!

With a decision this big on the horizon, we as the student body need to be informed and engaged with the prefect election. LCA’s Blue and White is here to help you get to know some of your candidates and their goals for next year as prefects.

Athletics Prospective Prefects:

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Here is what Ben had to say about his thoughts and plans if he becomes the athletics prefect:

Interviewer: “Why are you a good fit for the athletics prefect?”

Ben: “Well, I’ve been playing sports since sixth grade and LCA sports mean a lot to me and I put a lot of work in for them during the offseason and I want to see the development of the LCA athletics program.”

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role?”

Ben: “School spirit, noise, and leadership.”

Interviewer: “What would you change?”

Ben: “One thing I talked to Patrie about is reinventing the pep rallies to have a better format.

Interviewer: “In what way?”

Ben: “That’s not public information yet, you have to come to the pep rallies to see.”

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The Blue and White had a short interview with Clara to find out what she would be like as LCA’s athletics prefect:

Interviewer: “Why are you a good fit for the athletics prefect?”

Clara: “I play three sports and I really love playing sports I think I have a passion for them and I really want to represent LCA athletics.”

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role?”

Clara: “I’d definitely bring my enthusiasm for sports and just getting people excited for sports, the pep rally, and the battle, just like raising the school spirit.”

Interviewer: “What would you change?”

Clara: “I’d definitely get more people out to games, just like getting them excited just getting school spirit.”

Interviewer: “How would you do that?”

Clara: “Invite people to the games, and like announce it in assembly and make it more known when there are games because a lot of times people don’t know and can’t come to the games.”

Chaplain Prospective Prefects:

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Harley took the time to tell us what she was planning if she became prefect, here’s what she said:

Interviewer: “What makes you fit for the position of Chaplain Prefect?”

Harley: “I think that what makes me fit, is that I don’t? I think that (no judgement here) most of the Chaplain Prefects in the past have kinda fit this cookie-cutter definition of happy-go-lucky “God is so good” people. And sometimes, that’s necessary. But I think that we need to recognize that life is sometimes not ok. I’m not a perfect person, and I think that it’s necessary to acknowledge that life is hard sometimes, and we need God most in those times.

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role? What would you change?”

Harley: “I would like to change the way that we do chapel. I’m in chapel band, which many of the prefects before have not been. I’d like to make it engaging and help people connect with chapel. ”

Interviewer: “What is your vision for next year?”

Harley: “I would like to make people want to talk about God, make it like a daily sort of thing. I would like to see some growth in our spiritual life.”

Interviewer: “Is there a favorite passage you would like to share?”

Harley: “Lamentations 3:23-24, They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The Lord is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

Interviewer: “Any final statement that you would like to say to the LCA community?”

Harley: “Being imperfect is what drives us towards God. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t be ashamed of your faith.”

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We had a talk with Natalie on what She wants to achieve as a prefect:

Interviewer: “What makes you fit for the position of Chaplain Prefect?”

Natalie: “I’m a mediator. I enjoy being a mediator between people, making sure that people are heard and calming others down. I like to think that I can get people to speak up or calm down so that we can talk together and share our stories. I like to think that I am a comforting person, someone people can come to when they need help or comfort.”

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role? What would you change?”

Natalie: “This year we didn’t meet as class chaplains with the prefect. I would like to start those meetings again. I think that it is important for the chaplains to meet and talk and pray together for this school. I also think that I want make people talk about God. Talk about chapel and start conversations about our faith.”

Interviewer: “What is your vision for next year?”

Natalie: “I don’t really have a vision right now. We will see where we are as a community next year and where God leads us.”

Interviewer: “Is there a favorite passage you would like to share?”

Natalie: “Ephesians 3:17-21, So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

Interviewer: “Any final statement that you would like to say to the LCA community?”

Natalie: “Stay classy!”

Art Prospective Prefects:

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Here are Jamie’s insights into what he wants to bring to the table as the arts prefect:

Interviewer: “Why are you a good fit for this role?”

Jamie: “I believe I am a good fit for this role as I have been involved with the arts at LCA from as early as possible. I am currently in Advanced Portfolio as well as previous taking and completing Arch. I & II, though recently I have been exploring with graphic design instead of just pencil and paper. I have also contributed to the theatre department as I design most all theatre flyer and posters. I believe I know what it takes for LCA students to succeed and believe that they can become greats artists by doing whatever they love. I consider myself well-rounded, friendly, and confident, and know that I will take the LCA Arts program to the next level.”

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role?”

Jamie: “I will breathe new life into this role bringing leadership, commitment, and new opportunities to the LCA community. I will also make sure to include many new LCA art events throughout the year. I have many ideas such as a whole school art canvas, a H.O.W. and Arts program night (where we help the world through art we create), many student-run shows (where students can express their talents), and much more. I hope to bring a lot of new ideas that the LCA community has never seen and hope to inspire others to get involved in the arts at LCA.”

Interviewer: “What would you change?”

Jamie: “One thing I change would be the LCA “coffee house” I think this event is very valuable to the community (as students can come for a night to perform in front of others in a casual manner), and this is why I believe it needs to be revamped as almost every year students fail to participate or even attend. I would also like to change the number of attendance at LCA performances as students take a lot of time practicing and performing that they deserve full attendance. Also, I would change the advertising for art events as many students are unaware of the events that happen around LCA. There are many more ideas and changes I hope to make all which would benefit and help the arts program grow and thrive.”

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The Blue and White asked Tracy about what goals she wanted to attain if she became the arts prefect:

Interviewer: “Why are you a good fit for this role?”

Tracy: “I have always had a great interest in art; I have been drawing since I was little. Coming from a cultural background different from many others in this community, I am able to better understand the possible differences and concerns that others have. I am also very organized and responsible, maintaining a leadership position in our community’s theatre program for three years. I am very cooperative and had much experience in working with people from varied age groups and interests.”

Interviewer: “What would you bring to the role?”

Tracy: “I would bring creative ideas for more art events while maintaining current activities in the art department. These ideas would further encourage more to be interested and join art-related programs at LCA.”

Interviewer: “What would you change?”

Tracy: “I would not change much since I really enjoyed the activities that the prefect group organized.”

Thanks to our prospective prefects for taking the time to speak with us! The only question left is: who do you want to be your prefects next year?