Student Council Elections: Nicole Asuquo, student body vice president


Donovan Middleton

Student body vice president Nicole Asuquo.

Editor’s note: These profiles are designed to give the student body a better look into the candidates that are running for sophomore class president, junior class president, senior class president, and student body and student body vice president. Voting will be open from Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. and can be done through this link. Nicole Asuquo and Calista Bergstrom are running unopposed for the positions of student body vice president and student body president, respectively. 

Nicole Asuquo is a junior at A-West who will fill the position of student body vice president. The position of vice president entails running more events at A-West such as the annual Veteran’s Day celebration. The vice president is also able to organize and sign off on project proposals, and is in charge of making sure everyone is present during Student Council.

Asuquo has been involved in StuCo since her freshman year, where she even had the title of freshman class president.

Asuquo says, “In my freshman year I was freshman class president so I do know how events are run, [and] committee headings.”

This is not Asuquo’s only qualification. Asuquo is currently in Link Crew, Intersectional Feminist Club, National Honors Society, and Spanish Honors Society. 

If I can be in a position where I can make an impact and I can help my student body, why wouldn’t I go for it?

— Nicole Asuquo

In regards to her current and completed projects, Asuqo says, “Right now I’m working on prom, I’ve been mostly on dance committees so I’ve done stuff like homecoming, I’ve been on Neon Nights twice, I was also on homecoming royalty.”

Asuquo says, “I think they are all building character and really showing you how you can work with people to do something bigger than yourself.”

The same ideology Asuquo uses can be applied for this position as vice president as well.

Asuquo says, “In my senior year I [would] genuinely enjoy being in StuCo and if I can be in a position where I can make an impact and I can help my student body, why wouldn’t I go for it?”

Positions in student council will look good for colleges, of course. However, it is important to also have in mind the interest of your peers and Asuquo surely does.

When questioned about the current leadership in student council, Asuquo says that they really are doing their best to make the school a better place.

“I think they are doing their best they are doing good.” Asuquo continues, “They’re doing good, they’ve put in all the work, they’ve done everything they needed to do and got it done but I’d say we can be a little bit more involved and keep that energy that we have at the beginning [of the school year], or at least try.”

“I look forward to being your vice president and I really hope I can make a difference and make you feel a part of and involved in school in every way,” Asuquo says.