Bringing an entire group of rising seniors together can be a challenge, but it’s one that six members of the class of 2015 say they are ready to face.
The race for senior class president and vice president began last week after candidates collected the required signatures to get on the ballot.
Seymore and White
Senior class presidential candidate Sasha Seymore and his running mate Alexis White have four main focuses: service, life after graduation, social events and fundraising.
In Greek, “Alexis” means “the defender of man,” which White said she tries to apply to her life.
“The responsibility is that you’re expected to represent the entirety of the senior class — you really have to understand who your classmates are,” White said.
White and Seymore said they will also focus on making senior year fun for everyone.
“We’re the perfect blend of business and fun,” said White. “We’re a work hard, play hard kind of duo.”
Saad and Gentry
Ahmad Saad, senior class presidential candidate, and Rachel Gentry, vice presidential candidate, were introduced by a mutual friend who thought they would make a good team.
Gentry said the two would complement each other because they have been involved in very different areas on campus. She said it’s ultimately up to the class of 2015 to decide which activities and programs they initiate.
“My only interest in this position is helping my peers in my class,” Saad said. “And that 10 years down the road, 40 years down the road, they look at their last year fondly.”
Entwistle and Sherwood
Senior class presidential candidate Mary Liz Entwistle, a current UNC class representative, has been working with the class of 2015 since freshman year.
Entwistle, who is running with Landon Sherwood, said the pair has the energy to implement many ideas. They want to teach UNC students valuable real-world skills, implement a service project where everyone can participate and create programs that allow students to give back to their favorite organizations, she said.
Sherwood said he wants to leave a positive mark on the University and make it the best year yet for the class of 2015.
“Senior year is a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished over the last three years.”
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